Felixstowe dog owner in court after pet bit delivery driver’s backside

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

A 26-year-old Felixstowe dog owner must pay £200 compensation after one of her pets bit a female delivery driver on the backside.

Emma Clay, of Kingsfleet Road, must also now keep Chunk – her Rotweiler/German Shepherd cross – on a short lead and muzzled when in public.

Clay pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court to being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control and causing injury.

She also admitted two similar charges both of which related to being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, but this time causing no injury.

One of the latter offences related to Chunk. The other involved a Dogue de Bordeaux Mastiff crossbreed called Nanny.

All the incidents occurred shortly before 11am on April 27.

Police were alerted to the two dogs being in the front garden of one of Clay’s neighbours.

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The neighbour recognised them as Clay’s and opened her door to tell them to go away.

One of the dogs ran towards her the resident who shut her door, before calling police.

However, at around the same time a delivery driver turned up and dropped off a package to a property.

When the driver went to return to their vehicle Chunk approached her and bit her on the backside.

The dog was said to have been restricted in its movement due to having a cone around its neck.

It was then alleged that Chunk grabbed at the driver a second time and put his teeth into her jacket.

The driver managed to get into her vehicle without anything else occurring.

In addition to having to pay compensation to the driver Clay was also ordered to pay a criminal courts charge of £180 and fines totalling £145.

Clay was also told Chunk and Nanny must also not be left outside her property unattended and must remain in a compound when in the garden.