An attack on an OAP's Cairn Terrier last year on the towpath of the Kennet & Avon Canal that led to its death landed the owner of a boxer/mastiff cross dog in court last week.
David Maxwell, who lived at Burbage Wharf at the time of the offence admitted being in charge of a dog which was dangerously out of control in a public place and also to obstructing a policewoman in the execution of her duty when he appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court.
The offences cost him £1,770:
- £400 for the dangerous dog offence
- £15 court surcharge
- £100 for obstructing the police
- £1,000 compensation to the dog owner
- £170 towards the vet’s bill and the burial of the dog
The attack took place near Brimslade lock on the Wootton Rivers Flight on the K&A Canal when Pam Connolly,76, of Wootton Rivers was walking her dog, Daisy in July last year.
William Maxwell was cycling along the towpath with his dog, Luka, on a lead and it attacked Mrs Connolly's dog biting it in the stomach and causing severe injuries. The dog was taken to a vet in Pewsey where it underwent a three-hour operation — but it died two days later.