Daniels, 48, of Churchill Close, pleaded guilty to having a banned fighting dog and which was dangerously out of control when it injured Mrs Smith.
Magistrates, as well as ordering the destruction of Keenan, told Daniels that his other dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier called Deano, must be muzzled when outside and on a lead no longer than three feet long. He must also not own any other dog, and pay Mrs Smith £500 compensation.
Daniels’ total bill, with kennel fees and costs will amounts to more than £3,300, which he will be allowed to pay at £20 a fortnight because he is on benefits.Because it seems that they are enough to survive on, plus feed two – two! – powerful dogs.