Noisy dogs made Nelson neighbours suffer
A NELSON man has been fined for persistent noise nuisance caused by his dogs’ barking.
Reedley magistrates heard Mohammed Jacob Sadiq had been keeping his two dogs in the yard of his business premises, Marsden Wines, in Barkerhouse Road, Nelson.
The Staffordshire bull terriers were left unsupervised and would bark day and night.
Sadiq, 38, of Bracewell Street, failed to appear before the court but the case was proved in his absence.
He was fined £600 and ordered to pay £175 costs plus a victim surcharge of £15 after being found guilty of 19 separate noise nuisance offences.
Coun John David, executive member for environmental services, said: “It’s totally unacceptable, not to mention cruel, that Mr Sadiq leaves his dogs unsupervised during the day and the night.Neighbours of his business premises have suffered long enough, and I hope he will change his ways after picking up this quite hefty fine.”
Neighbours first complained to the council’s environmental health services in April 2012. The domestic noise team investigated but the noise continued.
John Heys, domestic noise officer, said: “Mr Sadiq failed to comply with the requests made to him and will now have to accept the punishment. He had enough warnings.
“We will monitor the situation closely to make sure Mr Sadiq keeps his dogs under better supervision.”
Anyone who suffers noise nuisance in Pendle can contact the council’s environmental health staff on 01282 661199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.