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Dog fouling in parks down by 60 per cent following DNA pilot scheme in Barking and Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 15:56 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:56 20 February 2017

Cllr Darren Rodwell says the scheme has been a success

Cllr Darren Rodwell says the scheme has been a success

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A pilot scheme to reduce dog mess in parks has proved successful, Barking and Dagenham’s council leader has said.

Cllr Darren Rodwell explained that since the dog DNA trials were rolled out in Mayesbrook Park and Barking Park, the amount of fouling has decreased by 60 per cent.

The scheme is set to be expanded, with green spaces close to a number of the borough’s schools next on the list.

Owners walking their dogs in the areas subject to the public space protection orders have to pay £30 for a DNA swab, so that offenders who fail to clean up after their pet can be tracked down.

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