Pensioner Anne Corrigan fined for not cleaning up dog poo in Gorleston street after being identified in Facebook video

Message to dog owners. Clean it Up slogan on the pavement in Gorleston. Picture: James Bass

Message to dog owners. Clean it Up slogan on the pavement in Gorleston. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2016

A pensioner has been fined for not cleaning up after her dog.

Anne Corrigan, 75, of Waveney Road, Great Yarmouth was found guilty at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court for an offence of dog-fouling.

The crime took place last July in Lowestoft Road, Gorleston. A member of the public saw one of the dogs walked by Ms Corrigan foul the footpath, just past St Peter's Church. Ms Corrigan then walked off without clearing up the mess.

The witness then took a video of Ms Corrigan and posted it on Facebook, which led to her being identified by a number of people and then investigated by the borough council. At court, she was fined £100 and told to pay a £30 victim surcharge.

Anyone who witnesses an environmental crime in the borough or has information that may help to identify an offender should contact the Environmental Rangers and provide as much information as possible, such as the location and time of the offence, description of the offender(s) and dog, and the registration number of any vehicle involved. The quickest way to report is to download the 'Report IT GY' app, or you can call 01493 846478.


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