A judge has ordered that an out of control dog is muzzled after it injured a child in Whitehaven.
William Daniel Crawford, of Cumberland Road in Hensingham, appeared before Workington’s magistrates’ court on Wednesday charged with being the owner of a dangerously out of control dog which caused injury.
Crawford, 38, admitted the offence, which happened on May 18 in Whitehaven.
The court ordered that Luna, a black whippet/border collie cross with a white chest, would be given a contingent destruction order.
The order dictates that the dog will be destroyed unless certain criteria are met. The dog must be securely held on a lead by someone aged 16 or over, must be securely fitted with a muzzle to prevent biting, must not be allowed to escape from the garden and must be muzzled in the garden and in public places.
Crawford was also ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work, pay the victim £100 in compensation and pay £85 in costs.