A WOMAN has been fined and must muzzle her 'dangerous' dog Scooby after it injured someone.

Rose Tommons, of Sandy Lane, Weaverham, appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on Friday, June 17, where she pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog.

The incident took place at the Sandy Lane Equestrian Centre on September 19, 2021, when the 65-year-old's dog Scooby attacked a woman.

Taking into account her guilty plea, magistrates fined Tommons £385 and ordered her to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £38.

The bench also made a contingent destruction order for the dog, meaning it must be held on a lead by someone aged 16 or older.

Scooby must also be securely fitted with a muzzle to prevent it biting another person.

Magistrates indicated the order was made to prevent any further incidents and ensure the dog is under proper control at all times.

Tommons was given until July 15 to pay the total £508 court bill.