Dog put down after attack on woman

A DOG has been destroyed after savagely attacking a woman in her garden, a court heard.

Victim Dorothy Watson, 60, of Liversedge, had part of her ear torn, among other injuries, when she was set on by the German Shepherd.

The dog’s owner, Paul Brough, pleaded guilty at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court to a charge of allowing a dog to cause injury in a private place.

The bench was told Brough was doing gardening work at a property on Huddersfield Road, Liversedge, on February 3.

Brough, 34, of Sandiway Bank, Dewsbury, tied the dog to a fence in the garden when he left to get more tools.

But it escaped into a neighbouring garden and attacked Mrs Watson, who needed surgery on her injuries.

She suffered tears to her left ear, face and chin and bite marks to her right shoulder and arm.

District Judge Marie Mallon heard that Brough immediately handed over the dog to police. It has been destroyed.

Judge Mallon adjourned sentencing until June 6.

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