Dog was ‘out of control’

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A PET owner has denied allowing her dog to be dangerously out of control and cause injury.

Teresa Miskimmin is accused of letting her Staffordshire bull terrier bite neighbour Dawn Johnson, Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court heard.

Between January 1 and December 31 last year the court was told the dog allegedly bit the 61-year-old victim.

However Miskimmin, of Pingot Court, Leigh, pleaded guilty to a second charge of allowing the dog, named Whinney, to be dangerously out of control and cause injury to Ms Johnson this year.

Prosecuting Mike Ardern said Whinney began to jump up at the victim on Firs Lane, Leigh, in February.

He told the court she became terrified and shouted at Miskimmin to get the dog.

She then felt a sharp pain in her left upper leg before the defendant put the dog on a lead and pulled it away.

Upon inspection she found a bite mark on her leg but the injury was not deemed serious.

Miskimmin, 55, has been granted unconditional bail until her return to Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on July 30.