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Police out to catch you not picking up your dog's poo!

Police out to catch you not picking up your dog's poo!

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Police out to catch you not picking up your dog's poo!

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Police officers have been out patrolling some of the Island's worst hit dog poo hotspots and say they'll prosecute anyone caught not picking up after their pooches.

Both the States and Honorary Police are working with the Environment Department and were out at Noirmont in St Brelade and La Mielle de Morville in St Ouen to show they are taking a zero tolerance approach to dog mess.

They didn't catch anyone during their patrols which were carried out at both sites at different times of the day but say they've had great support from Islanders who don't want to see the unsightly mess on our streets or in the countryside.

The Constable of St Brelade and Assistant Environment Minister Constable Steve Pallett said: “My Honorary Officers carried out regular patrols with the twin aim of catching anyone clearly flouting the law, and to send a clear message to the small minority of anti-social dog owners that failing to clear up after your dog is no longer acceptable.

“It’s a health risk for children and makes some parts of the countryside a no-go zone “

The St Brelade Chef de Police Centenier Michel Bougeard said: “I was delighted to have such fantastic commitment from my officers for the week and was pleased to be working with colleagues from the St Ouen Honorary service, States police officers and the Department of the Environment.

“We’ll be continuing to target hot spots on an occasional basis and we will be prosecuting people who we catch breaking the law.”

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