Dog bit Morris dancer on bell
A DOG owner is facing jail after he admitted failing to control a bull terrier which injured two Morris dancers while biting at their bells and ribbons.
Matthew Spooner’s dog, named Mia, also sank its teeth into the ankles of two women dancing at a festival.
Walsall Magistrates’ Court was told that one victim needed three stitches to treat her injury, while another suffered a bruise and two puncture wounds.
Spooner pleaded guilty to two counts of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and faces a possible jail term when he’s sentenced on June 3.
The unemployed 35-year-old, of Burrows Street, Walsall, says he gave the dog away to a traveller in Walsall’s Arboretum after it attacked the dancers on April 24.