A MAN has been banned from keeping dogs after one of his pets injured a woman in a “horrific” attack.
Aaron Lee Wildey, 35, was handed a five-year canine disqualification at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI).
He was sentenced having previously admitted being the owner of a Dogue de Bordeaux which, while dangerously out of control, injured Lisa Fell. This followed an incident at Manor Place in Carlisle on September 11.
The court heard Ms Fell was walking her dogs when Wildey’s pet, Titan, bit her, causing a leg wound which needed stitches.
Wildey was said to have a similar previous conviction, another of his dogs having bit a child in 2015.
For his latest offence he received a suspended seven-month jail term with unpaid work, and must pay Ms Fell £1,000 compensation.
Titan must be re-homed, the court heard, but was made subject to an order imposing strict conditions on keeping it under control.
Judge Peter Hughes QC told Wildey, of Manor Place, Carlisle, his dog’s attack was “really quite horrific”.