David John Mckenzie, of Broad Close, Barrow, pleaded guilty to being in charge of an out-of-control dog. The 51-year-old was walking a banned pit bull breed off its leash in Flass Meadows, Barrow, when the attack took place.
Ms Daniels and Mrs Stagg were both injured by the pit bull, and pictures of their bleeding arms and hands were shown to the court.Bring on the excuses!
Mr Sean Harkin, defending, told the court his client and the owner of the pit bull - an elderly woman - did not know the dog was a banned breed, and had no knowledge of previous bad behaviour.
The dog has since been handed over by its owner and destroyed. Mr Harkin said: "He had no idea the dog would behave in this manner."If you think this case seems familiar, well, it should:
Last month, McKenzie wrote to the Evening Mail in response to our coverage of the incident, insisting that the dog had shown no signs of savage behaviour prior.And we still seem to have no explanation for why an elderly woman would need such a beast in her life...
Presiding magistrate Mr George Butler sent the case to the crown court for sentencing, believing the offence too severe be be sentenced by magistrates. Mckenzie will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on November 25.One to watch!