A COUNTY Durham man has been told he must keep his dog on a lead and a muzzle while in public.

John Norman Thompson, from Consett, appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The 51-year-old was facing a charge of failing to keep his dog under proper control following an incident on September 15 last year.

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Following the hearing, Thompson has been told to keep his dog Princess on a lead and muzzled at all times while in a public place to prevent a similar incident from happening.

Princess, a Chinese Staffie cross with a boxer, was deemed to be dangerous and not kept under proper control.

Thompson, of Percy Terrace, Consett, was told to pay court costs of £50.


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