Dog owner fined
A dog owner was fined at Belfast Magistrates Court on Tuesday after a woman feared she would be attacked by her Staffordshire bull terrier.
Patricia Bell, from Antrim Close in north Belfast, was fined £150 and ordered to pay costs of £66 for allowing her dog to behave in such a manner that another woman thought she would be attacked. The incident happened on Christmas Day last year. A confinement order was also issued for the dog meaning it must be kept on a lead and muzzled at all times whilst out in public.
Also fined was Alan Robinson, from Willowfield Walk in the east of the city.
He was fined £40 and ordered to pay costs of £66 for allowing his dog to stray. The Samoyed-type dog was found straying at Tower Street on February 7, 2010.
The prosecutions were brought by Belfast City Council.