A DOG fouling incident near a historical landmark in Oxfordshire is being investigated by council officers.

Vale of White Horse District Council is looking into reports of an owner not picking up their dog's foul near Faringdon Folly.

Last week, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils' joint 'envirocrime' team release dog fouling maps they put together of local towns and villages showing the areas with the highest number of complaints about owners not picking up after their animals.

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Using maps, the councils are hoping to highlight the dog fouling hot spots to serve as a reminder to dog owners that it is an offence not to clean up immediately if the dog you are walking has fouled on public land.

Anyone with information is asked to call 01235 422146.