04:19PM, Monday 05 December 2016
A dog owner has been ordered to pay more than £500 after failing to clean up after his pet.
Paul Brzezicki, of Redgrave Place, Marlow, was slapped with a £250 fine by High Wycombe Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, November 30, and also told to pay £270 costs.
The court heard he had initially been given a £50 fixed penalty notice in May after a dog warden for Wycombe District Council caught the canine 'fouling and running around, unattended' in Sappers Field, Wooburn Green.
However, after failing to pay the first fine, ignoring a reminder and subsequent summons, the court found against his in his absence and hit him with the extra costs.
Cllr Jean Teesdale (Con, Chiltern Rise), cabinet member for environment, said: “This case shows that there are consequences for not being a responsible dog-owner.
"And if the offender had paid the fixed penalty notice he was given for not looking after his dog properly, he could have avoided being given an even larger fine when the matter went to court.”
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