20/09/2011

Dog Attack Man Faces Court Fine

A 'Staffie' dog attack has landed a Belfast man in court.

He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £300 compensation after his dog attacked and injured a man last December.

Robert Gary Bradshaw, from Orkney Street in west Belfast, was convicted of the offence at Belfast Magistrates Court today and was also ordered to pay costs of £69.

His Staffordshire bull terrier attacked a man in his street on December 18, 2010.

Two other dog owners were also fined for allowing their dogs to stray.

Janice Mateer, from Inishowen Drive in south Belfast, was fined £30 and ordered to pay £69 costs, while Geraldine McCann, from Marchioness Street in west Belfast, was fined £20 and ordered to pay costs of £69.

The prosecutions were brought by Belfast City Council.

Meanwhile, three people have been fined for drinking alcohol in public.

John Bradley, from Springhill Rise in west Belfast, was fined £60 and ordered to pay costs of £66 after he was detected drinking alcohol at Springfield Park on April 3, 2011.

Mark Robert Busch, from Carmel Street in the south of the city, was fined £50 and ordered to pay costs of £66 after he was detected drinking alcohol in Botanic Gardens on April 21, 2011.

Christopher Boyd, from Schomberg Avenue in east Belfast, was fined £50 and ordered to pay costs of £66 after he was detected drinking alcohol at Bedford Street on April 14, 2011.

(BMcC/GK)

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