A single mum could face prison after her dog ‘dangerously’ attacked a neighbour.
Leah Major, 30, of Marsden Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control at Burnley Crown Court on June 10.
The maximum sentence for such an offence is two years in imprisonment.
The court heard how Major’s mastiff cross dog, named ‘Bruce', attacked neighbour Kathleen Degg in the back garden and side path of a property in Marsden Street on July 13 last year.
The victim received significant injuries requiring lengthy hospital treatment including skin grafts.
Major will be sentenced on July 17. Recorder Ian Harris said: “All sentencing options are open to the court, the fact that you do not have any previous convictions is in your favour.”
Major 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’.
Recorder Harris said: “If you do not attend on July 17 you will be arrested again.”