Police woman dog attack: Brierfield owner skips court

Burnley Crown Court.
Burnley Crown Court.
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A woman whose dog bit a police officer again failed to turn up to court for sentencing.

PC Ruth Syers was repeatedly bitten by Sandra Wardle’s Staffordshire bull terrier, Kitso, when she attended a disturbance at a house in Rylands Street in May.

Wardle (58), of Burnley Road, Brierfield, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, failing to comply with a dog control order and allowing a dog out of control to cause injury.

Judge Beverly Lunt ordered a bench warrant not backed for bail to bring Wardle to court.