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Dog poo DNA database could find culprits in Flintshire

Forensic science could be used to catch out dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets.

Flintshire council has agreed to consider the merits of a DNA database for dog mess, which it hopes would make it much easier to track down and fine owners who do not dispose of waste.

Swabs from dogs' cheeks would be entered into a voluntary database.

Wales Today reporter Matthew Richards finds out more from Streetkleen boss Gary Downie, vet Andy Wignall and councillor Arnold Woolley, who tabled the idea.

  • 24 Jul 2015