Hunt for dog that bit teen

AN ALFRETON teenager was bitten by a dog as it tried to attack the fox terrier pet she was holding, a court has heard.

The 17-year-old victim was walking her dog along Willows Avenue when the large, mastiff-type dog ran towards it.

Mike Treharne, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates: “She picked up her small dog. The other dog was biting towards it and caught this lady on her arm, causing quite an unpleasant injury. The dog wasn’t on a lead or contained within the premises where it lived.”

Then-owner Louise Marshall was interviewed by police and said the dog, named Diesel, had been passed on to another owner.

Marshall, now living in Furnace Row, Somercotes, admitted being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control last September 22. The justices adjourned sentence until February 29, saying it was important the dog was found so efforts could be made to control it.