'Pugshots' to help tackle borough's dog mess fight
Barking and Dagenham Council is using DNA taken from samples of dog poo left on the borough's parks and streets to create a computer-generated image of the offending dog.
The aim is to find and fine the dog owners who failed to clear up after their pets.
The council has already piloted a scheme requiring owners to get their dogs DNA tested and logged on to the system as a condition to use certain parks.
Council leader Darren Rodwell said the authority is "not trying to be Big Brother" but wants dog owners to be "responsible and have civic pride".
13 Jul 2016