A man who was fined for brushing his dog's hair in a Nottingham park has had his punishment overturned.Wha..?
Roy Wyre was walking his dog Spencer in Harvey Hadden playing fields last Wednesday when he was stopped by a community protection officer.It seems this ‘community protection officer’ (note: not a policeman) was concerned that he was ‘impersonating a police officer’.
The 66-year-old, from Bilborough, was questioned about a high-visibility uniform he was wearing and later fined £75 for leaving dog fur on the ground.
Yeah, I know. I had to do a doubletake at that too…
The city council has issued an apology and cancelled the fine.Yes, I’ll just bet it has…
An internal investigation into the incident has started, the council said.
A city spokesman said: "We would fully expect our officers to be vigilant and to make enquires if they suspect someone of impersonating a police officer."You seem to be paying people to do just that, don’t you?