Padiham dog walker ordered to pay £600 over attack which left man in hospital (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Padiham dog walker ordered to pay £600 over attack which left man in hospital
2:25pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
A PADIHAM man has been ordered to pay £600 compensation after admitting failing to control a pitbull terrier which left another dog walker in hospital.
Daniel Riley, of Kings Drive, was walking a friend’s dog with his own on the town’s Greenway when it attacked Nicholas Lee on May 14.
The victim suffered puncture wounds to his hands, while his own Bedlington terrier needed emergency treatment at Oakmount Veterinary Centre, Burnley.
Riley, 24, pleaded guilty to one count of being in charge of a dog which was dangerously out of control.
As well as the compensation, he must pay a fine, victim surcharge and court costs totalling £340.
The attack happened at around 8.15pm on May 14 on the old railway line near Lowerhouse Lodge.
Riley was walking two dogs at the time, his own and the pitbull that belonged to a friend. Both animals have been put down as a result of the attack.
Vet Sonia Billington said the mauled dog, a five-year-old terrier, survived death by just 1mm after bites missed its jugular vein.
It underwent surgery for large lacerations over its body. It also suffered multiple bite marks and two fractured toes in its right paw.