Miss Sarb Sehmi, mitigating for Barker, of Longwood Rise, Willenhall, said he had been given the dog in a pub.
She said: “He didn’t realise it was a pit bull. Had he known, he wouldn’t have taken responsibility for the dog.”Really, you acquired a dog in a pub and was then surprised when it turned out to be dodgy? Hmmm. Something of a theme developing.
Judge Michael Morris sentenced Barker to16-weeks in a young offenders’ institution, suspended for 12 months. Barker was also ordered to carry out 160 hours’ unpaid work and pay £500 compensation.
A destruction order was made for the pit bull…Can’t help feeling that’s the wrong way round. But then, how would the dog earn the required £500?