Jack Doyle and Paul Bentley
Friday, August 27, 2010
Police have ordered a CCTV blitz on dog walkers who let their animals foul the streets, it emerged last night.
Camera operators have been instructed to watch for anyone walking their pet in case they do not clean up after them.
Those caught failing to do so will be tracked down and hit with an on-the-spot fine.
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Civil liberties groups and residents attacked the action by Surrey Police, calling it intrusive and a waste of time and money.
They said officers should be focused on cutting crimes such as burglary instead of snooping on dog walkers.
However other forces, including the Metropolitan Police, last night said they could follow Surrey’s lead.
This article was posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 at 3:20 am