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Compensation Awarded for Dog Bite Injury

September 28, 2010

A dog owner has been told to pay 2,000 pounds compensation after her Staffordshire Bull Terrier attacked and bit another dog owner’s arm.

Kidderminster Magistrates Court told how the unnamed owner from Bewdley, Hereford and Worcestershire, had allowed her dog off the lead in a wooded area off the Cleobury Road.

The dog ran over to a nearby Jack Russell, and its owner – fearing the smaller dog was about to be attacked – leaned forward to pick her dog up.

The Bull Terrier then bit the second owner, tearing a piece out of her arm and leaving the injury in need of stitches which will result in a permanent scar.

During the legal hearing, the owner of the Bull Terrier was ordered to pay the victim 2,000 pounds compensation and ensure that her dog wears a muzzle at all times.