FIXED penalty fines have been issued to dog owners who failed to clear up after their pets.
Two were issued in Lynton and a third in Combe Martin, following a campaign to reduce dog fouling in North Devon.
The fines were paid immediately by all dog owners which meant a reduction from £75 to £60.
North Devon Council's Executive Member for Environment, Councillor Rodney Cann, says: "These latest cases show we will not tolerate owners who walk away from their dogs' mess.
"Even more importantly, our local communities are also standing up against the foul practice, with one of these cases as a result of members of the public reporting the owner to us."
Two high-visibility operations are currently under way in Ilfracombe and Combe Martin with covert operations taking place across North Devon.
To report a dog fouling offence, phone 01271 388870 or email email@example.com.