Cambridge police had a stink callout yesterday, when a spat between neighbours ended in a code brown.

The local cops were called to a property after a person put dog poo on a neighbour's doorstep.

"After neighbour one's dog did its business on neighbour two's lawn, neighbour two decided it would be a good idea to place the doggy-doo on the doorstep of neighbour one. Not very nice," police wrote on Facebook.

"Now I know half of you are probably thinking 'serves them right' and trust me I know how annoying it is to have a neighbour's dog (or cat) doing naughty stuff on your lawn.

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"But there is a right way and a wrong way to deal with this."

Police said the right way of dealing with the poo issue was to speak with the owner of the loose-bowelled dog:

"Most people are pretty reasonable and will do their best to sort their pet out."

Failing that, they suggested people should contact the local council and speak to the animal control team. "If possible, take photos of the offending animal and provide these to the council."

Police said the neighbour's actions, however justified, were wrong.

"Don't take the law in to your own hands as it's likely you will find yourself in more trouble than the offending dog."