Woman told to keep her dog under control

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A Flamborough woman has been ordered to keep her dog under control after it bit another woman.

Jill Massey, of Lighthouse Road, Flamborough, appeared at Beverley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 30 June where she pleaded guilty to one charge of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place.

The court heard how Massey had been walking on the Old Fall Plantation path in Flamborough with her dog on an extended lead when it bit another woman on her leg causing puncture wounds, swelling and bruising.

Massey was ordered to properly control her dog and keep it muzzled and on a lead when beyond her property.

She was also ordered to pay £150 compensation to the victim, fined £50, pay East Riding of Yorkshire Council costs of £380 as well as £20 victim surcharge.

Paul Abbott, public protection group manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Dog owners have a responsibility to make sure their pets do not present a risk of other people getting hurt.

“If we do receive complaints about irresponsible dog ownership and an offence has been committed, we will have no hesitation in prosecuting.”

It comes after Bridlington woman Sarah Quinn of Field Road, was ordered to keep one of her four dogs on a lead after it attacked another woman.