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Dog ran loose in Redditch pub and bit two year old girl, court told

Dog ran loose in Redditch pub and bit two year old girl, court told Dog ran loose in Redditch pub and bit two year old girl, court told
Updated: 2:53 pm, Nov 04, 2015

A DOG bit a two-year-old girl after it ran loose in a Redditch pub, town magistrates heard.

Dawn Wild, of Exhall Close, pleaded guilty at Redditch Magistrates’ court on Tuesday (October 27) to owning a three-year-old pomeranian which was out of control and caused injury.

Adrian Jones, prosecuting, told the court the 41-year-old went into the Abbey pub on June 5 to use the toilet with her dog Molly.

The dog started running around and staff members tried to tame it but were only able to get it into the toilet with Wild. It escaped and bit the girl, leaving a bruise.

When Wild went to apologise the family of the girl told her to go away. She started shouting and swearing at them before leaving the pub.

She then collapsed in the road forcing drivers to swerve around her. A couple attempted to help but the dog bit the man, but left no injuries.

Defence solicitor, Sean Newey, said: “On the day she had stopped taking her anti-depressant tablets.

“She was feeling quite fragile and accepts she may have drank some alcohol.

“Her dog is usually well behaved and she is sure she would have secured it before going into the pub as she is a responsible dog owner.”

District Judge Nigel Cadbury said: “I consider this undoubtedly serious. She was so drunk she collapsed in the street and fell asleep in the middle of the carriageway.”

Wild was given a 12 month community order with 15 days of rehabilitation and 80 hours of unpaid work.

She was also told to pay £100 compensation to the little girl, £185 in prosecution costs, a £60 victim surcharge and a £180 court charge.

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