Police woman dog attack: Brierfield owner skips court

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

Burnley Crown Court.
Burnley Crown Court.

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.