An irresponsible Bury East resident has received a legal notice after allowing their dog to roam free, foul and act aggressively towards members of the public – resulting in residents feeling intimidation and fear to walk the streets.

The owner initially received a written warning following complaints, but when they failed to listen Environmental Health served the individual with a Community Protection Notice.

The result of not complying with such a notice could include a fixed penalty notice and/or prosecution. Environmental Health worked with Six Town Housing to help resolve the problem, where the tenant was also issued with a formal tenancy warning.

To date no further complaints have been made, but further enforcement action will be taken if more are received.

A spokesperson for Six Town Housing said, “Roaming dogs foul and in some cases may cause a public danger. We take reports of this seriously and will work with Environmental Health to prevent it occurring, whenever necessary.”

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