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Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn never used to clean up his dog’s poo until he was confronted by neighbour

'HE'S IN A BUSH'

BOXING promoter Eddie Hearn never used to clean up his dog’s poo until he was confronted by a neighbour.

The tycoon 41, said he believed it was acceptable to leave the mess behind until his pooch did his business on a recent walk on a common.

Eddie said: “I started to walk off and a geezer’s come out his house and gone, ‘Oi, mate. Do you want a bag?’

“I was like, ‘What’s that for? What? What?’ I had to pick my first one up.”

Dad-of-two Eddie, son of sports promoter Barry, 72, told a boxing podcast: “Until lockdown, I didn’t really know how much of a done thing that was.

“I just thought, ‘Look, he’s in a bush. He’s a dog, ain’t he?’”

He said: “I didn’t realise, for people who walk dogs, it’s actually like it’s religious.

“I have to be honest — I never pick his turds up."

Eddie, of Basildon, Essex, whose local council encourages residents to report dog fouling, said he now always picks up his mutt’s doings.

A team of five specialised officers were hired by the council to help reduce dog mess.

If caught, offenders can be issued with a fine of £100 and if it goes to court they could be charged up to £1,000.

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