Dog owner given ASBO and £5k fine

Derby Magistrates' Court
Derby Magistrates' Court

A Heanor man has been given an anti-social behaviour order after allowing his dogs’ to bark and cause a nuisance to his neighbours.

Stuart Martin, of Fall Road, appeared at Derby Magistrates’ Court charged with a second breach of a noise abatement notice, which required him to control his dogs’ excessive barking. On Friday, October 24, he was found guilty and ordered to pay a total of £5,000, including costs and victim surcharge.

To protect local residents from further excessive barking, the council granted the first noise-related Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) in Amber Valley, limiting the number of dogs that can be kept at Mr Martin’s property for the next two years.

Councillor John McCabe said: “Securing the ASBO is good news for the residents of the neighbouring properties, who can hopefully at last have some peace and quiet.”