Compensation after dog attack

Limavady Courthouse
Limavady Courthouse

A Limavady man has been ordered to pay £100 compensation to a person attacked and injured by his dog.

Raymond McDaid of Glenbank Walk was sentenced at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for being the keeper of a dog which attacked a Springer Spaniel, and for being the keeper of a dog that attacked a person and injured her on July 18. The court heard McDaid admitted the attack took place when he was walking the dog - a Staffordshire Bull terrier - which was not on a lead and that caused injury to the Spaniel and the injured party with a cut to the hand.

The dog required treatment to the cost of £110.40, the court heard.

Defence solicitor Paddy McGurk said McDaid was charged with care of the dog, and he was foolish he didn’t have the dog on a lead. Mr McGurk said McDaid called with the victim and apologised to her. He said the dog was now permanently on a lead and was kept securely.

For both offences, McDaid was fined £200, plus the £100.40 vet bill, legal and court costs totalling £153. He must also pay £100 compensation to the injured party. District Judge Liam McNally also said the dog must be muzzled when in public and on a lead.