Local councils are losing the war against dog fouling, new research has confirmed, as the number of fines handed out to inconsiderate pet owners fell by a fifth last year.

A third of the local authorities in England and Wales failed to issue a single fine for dog fouling in 2014-15, a poll revealed, and one sixth of councils have not issued any for five years on the trot.

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