Nuisance dog owner given 10-year Criminal Behaviour Order

10 September 2019

A man who was fined more than £12,000 after making his neighbours' lives a misery by keeping a house full of dogs has also been hit with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

On Wednesday 4 September, Basildon Magistrates' Court was presented with evidence by Thurrock Council deemed so serious that a 10-year CBO was awarded against the defendant.

Abdullah Al-Hassan Chowdhury, who was found guilty for a breach of noise abatement notice last June, had been keeping up to 20 dogs at a house in Lea Road, Chadwell St Mary, with concerned neighbours having to log complaints on an almost daily basis.

Due to the severity of nuisance, investigating officers then applied for a CBO against Mr Chowdhury, meaning he must not:

  • bring onto, or keep, any animals within any residential address
  • use any residential address for commercial or business purposes
  • engage in any threatening or abusive behaviour

Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill said: "This is one of the most serious noise nuisance cases relating to dogs barking that the council has ever investigated.

"Our environment protection team worked tirelessly with the local community, RSPCA and Essex Police to ensure this thoughtless individual was brought to justice.

"What people living near this house had to endure is downright unacceptable and the council will continue to take whatever action is necessary to protect our residents from all forms of nuisance and anti-social behaviour."

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