Ms Horton said that environmental health officers went to check out complaints from neighbours about the barking of Davies’s dog.
“The officers heard prolonged barking," she continued. "It could be heard from inside a nearby shop.
“On another occasion, the barking could be heard from the first floor of a property in another street through the windows.”
Ms Horton said council officers tried to work with Davies but he kept breaching noise abatement orders.
She added: “This had a detrimental impact on the local community and the daily lives of residents.”And what did the tattooed miscreant have to say for himself?
Davies, who represented himself in court. said: “My dog barks. I do accept that.
“What I don’t accept is that it was a nuisance. Other dogs in the neighbourhood barked.
“I feel I am being victimised. I didn’t feel comfortable in my own home due to this.
“I moved about eight weeks ago and have had no complaints about my dog.”Ah. Predictably, he's the victim!
Jane Morton-Humphries, chair of the bench, fined Davies £576 and ordered him to pay £620 costs and a £57 victim surcharge. She ordered him to pay the £1,253 total at £50 a month.
Davies said he was already paying £50 a month for other court matters.
“I can't pay £100 a month," he said. "I just can’t.
“If I’m forced into bankruptcy, I’m forced into bankruptcy.”He whines more than his mutt. But for once, the magistrate wasn't having any!
Ms Morton-Humphries said: “This is a fine. It is a punishment.
“It is not to fit to your circumstances.
“I am saying you have to pay this fine.
"You earn £2,500 a month and that is well above the benefit limit.
“If the fine is not paid then there are other methods that can be used.”Excellent! If he can afford the tattoos, moving house & a large noisy dog, he can afford to pay his fines. And if he won't, over to the bailiffs!