A Northamptonshire man’s been ordered to pay almost £5,000 in fines and costs for repeatedly failing to control his barking dogs.
Costa John Golding from Rushden was taken to court after ignoring a noise abatement notice.
East Northants Council has also won a Criminal Behaviour Order which means he’s banned from keeping the animals at his property.
The local authority is one of the first in the country to successfully apply for a CBO after a conviction for breach of a noise abatement notice.
The conviction follows years of complaints by neighbours. The court heard how the noise from barking dogs and lengthy investigation had a devastating impact on his elderly and vulnerable neighbours.
The order states that Mr Golding has 28 days from the date of the hearing to remove all the dogs from his property and requires that no dogs will be kept there whilst he lives at his current address.