Dog bite victim wins compensation

A woman has won compensation after being bitten by the dog of one of her neighbours.

Sarah Bailey of Cambridge was told to pay Nadine O'Dell £100 after an incident with her Staffordshire/Lurcher cross left the woman with a four-inch cut, as well as scratches.

The two women had fallen out and were arguing on the doorstep of Ms Bailey's property when the dog escaped and attacked Ms O'Dell, reports the Cambridge News.

Charles Snelling, mitigating, claimed the only reason the dog behaved in that manner is because it felt Ms Bailey was being threatened.

"This is a dog that Ms Bailey has had since it was a puppy and it has not been aggressive since or before then," he said.

Ms Bailey was ordered to keep the animal on a leash whenever it is out of the house as a result of the incident.

Meanwhile, the Daily Post reports that dog owner Helen Carpenter has been ordered to pay compensation of £1,000 after her animal attacked a 12-year-old girl and left her requiring 42 stitches in the face.

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22/07/2011 16:46