AN MP has has hit out at those who fail to clean up after their pets.

Barrow and Furness MP John Woodcock has called for people in the area to be more respsonsible when walking their dogs.

He said: "Just taken Bertie for a beautiful walk along the coastal path by Furness golf club, but it is maddening to see the side of the path littered with poo bags, why do this?

"I know this this something that has long infuriated the vast majority of responsible dog owners and others who want to go for a stroll without having to endure ‘dog poo trees’ and the like.

"If there are any parents with children in search of something to do during these last two weeks of the school holidays who might like to design posters asking people to put their poo bags in the bin, I would be delighted to try to arrange to get posters laminated and put up."