Dog must be muzzled after biting man in Chorley

Paul Walmsley
Paul Walmsley
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A dog which bit a man without provocation must be muzzled at all times in public and must also be neutered, a court has ruled.

Jordan Caunce. 20, of Great Meadow, Astley Village, pleaded guilty at Chorley Magistrates’ Court to being in charge of a dangerous dog.

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Court news

The prosecution was brought by Chorley Council.

Caunce was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £250 compensation to the man, who suffered three puncture wounds to his leg.

He also has to pay £720 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

The court was told that Caunce was walking two Japanese Akita cross German Shepherd dogs, owned by his father, on a lead near to Buckshaw Primary School when one of them lunged at a man who was walking past on his way to pick up his stepson from the school.

Coun Paul Walmsley, who oversees community safety for the council, said: “This dog was clearly dangerously out of control in a public place which led to this prosecution.”