A DOG owner who failed to control his pets has been hit with an Asbo.
Robin Shipman, of Ullswater Avenue, Fleetwood, regularly walks his eight dogs around the port.
But Blackpool magistrates heard the dogs had attacked members of the public and even Mr Shipman himself.
In a hearing at Blackpool Magistrates Court, Samantha Marland-Fitzell, representing Wyre Council, said the anti-social behaviour order was necessary to protect residents of the Larkholme area.
Shipman accepted the terms of the Asbo order, which prevents him from walking more than four dogs at a time, having more than two dogs off the leash, taking them on Rossall School playing fields or causing harassment, alarm and distress.
Magistrates ordered Shipman to pay 500 towards the cost of the prosecution.
The defendant apologised for any harassment caused and said he wanted to remedy any ill- feeling within the community.
In his defence Shipman said there had been no complaints against him following an interim order served in April and that all his dogs were rescue dogs from the RSPCA which would have otherwise been put down.
He said after the case: "There are no problems now at all, as far as I'm concerned.
"I don't think Wyre had any justification. They were cracking a nut with a sledge hammer.
"Now I'm making sure there is no question of the dogs causing a nuisance."
Michael Pyke, neighbourhood manager for Wyre Council, said: "Thank you to those people who came forward to give evidence and stand up for their community.
"This is a route we were forced to go down after previous attempts to curtail Mr Shipman's irresponsible behaviour proved unsuccessful.
"We hope the fact Mr Shipman has accepted the terms of the order means this long-standing problem can be ended."
Last year Shipman was fined for not clearing up after his dogs and took the case to an appeal which he lost.