Dog walker bit on the bottom


A dog walker was bitten on the bottom and then chased to his home by a man’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Calderdale magistrates heard that the victim had been walking his Spaniel when David Dooley’s dog - which was not on a lead - raced towards them and clamped its jaws onto the man’s buttock.

Dooley, of Eiffel Buildings, Hebden Bridge, admitted to being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control in a public place causing injury.

The court heard that on April 28 of this year, Dooley’s dog had targeted the man at South Dene and bitten him.

Prosecuting, Lisa Beadle, said the victim “felt scared for his own safety and that of his dog” when Dooley’s pet “sprinted directly towards him”.

She added: “The dog, when it reached him, tried to jump up a few metres.

The victim then felt pain to his right buttock and saw that the defendant’s dog was clamped on to his buttock.”

Representing himself, Dooley, said he no longer had the dog.

He must also pay prosecution costs of £85, a victim surcharge of £20, and £100 compensation.