Three fines have been issued by Allerdale Borough Council enforcement officers in Workington for failing to pick up dog mess and fly-tipping.

The three fixed penalty notices were issued last week.

A £400 fine was handed out for fly-tipping in Northumberland Street after a pile of black bags and rubbish were dumped outside.

When the culprit was confronted by an enforcement officer they offered no excuse as to why they'd done it.

The two dog fouling fines, £80 each, were issued in Salterbeck and the cycleway off Harrington Road.

A council spokesman said: "Both people caught said their excuse as to why they'd failed to pick up their dogs' mess was that they'd forgotten to bring poo bags with them.

"The council would like to remind people that there is no excuse for fly-tipping or not picking up after your dog.

"The authority has a zero-tolerance approach to these issues and if people are caught or identified as committing these acts action will be taken against them.

"Residents are advised that the council does not remove bagged waste or unwanted items placed out for collection with refuse bins, this will be treated as fly-tipping."