The increasing problem of dog fouling on farmland made national newspaper headlines this week.

This followed landowner Alan Brunt’s controversial decision to build a 300m-long* steel fence around a public footpath to keep dog walkers out.

Mr Brunt, 64, said he put up the 6ft-high fence at Rodden Lake Stream Meadow, in Frome, Somerset to protect livestock from dog attacks and the risk of neosporosis disease in cattle, posed by dog mess.

His actions whipped up a social media frenzy.

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*Please note, the fence is 300 metres long, not 300 feet, as reported in the original story.