A mum has been given a suspended prison sentence after her dog ‘dangerously’ attacked a neighbour.
Leah Major, of Marsden Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control, at Burnley Crown Court.
She was given a three-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months. She pleaded guilty to the charge on the first day of her trial.
The maximum sentence for such an offence is two years in imprisonment.
The court previously heard that Major’s mastiff cross dog, named ‘Bruce’, attacked 60-year-old neighbour Kathleen Degg in the back garden and side path of a property in Marsden Street on July 13 last year. Police had to use a stun gun to stop the dog.
The victim received significant injuries requiring lengthy hospital treatment including skin grafts.
Major, 30, also pleaded guilty to a Bail Act offence as she failed to appear at court for the original trial date on June 8.
The mum was later arrested at her home address where she was found ‘sunbathing’.
The dog was later destroyed by a vet with the agreement of Major.