Middleton woman fined for roaming dog

A woman from Middleton has been collared having let her dog roam free.

Stray dog on street from 4freephotos.com
Stray dog on street from 4freephotos.com

Nicola Willmore, of Throstle Lane, failed to pay the £75 fixed penalty notice issued after dog wardens found her dog wandering the streets in April this year.

Willmore was fined £40.00, now must pay a £20 victim surcharge and costs totalling £405.

Wardens responding to a complaint of a dog showing aggressive behaviour saw the dog in local playing fields. Before they could secure the animal, it ran over Middleton Park Avenue bringing traffic to a sudden standstill.

The dog was eventually contained within a nearby garden when Willmore attended claiming the escapee dog was hers.

As it is an offence under Leeds’ dog control order that requires all dogs to be on a lead when on paths, pavements or verges next to roads, Willmore was issued with the fixed penalty notice. Failure to pay resulted in prosecution.



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