A DOG owner whose pet bit a delivery driver has been ordered to pay £600 in compensation.

South Cumbria Magistrates' Court heard yesterday that a Jack Russell terrier, called Tim, caused injury to Karen Miller.

Francis Booth, 53, of Lord Street, Dalton-in-Furness, pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dangerously out of control dog.

Magistrates made Booth the subject of a community order requiring him to be electronically tagged. He must also observe a 7pm to 7am curfew for three weeks. Booth was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

Magistrates said that unless the dog is kept under proper control in a public place, by being securely held on a lead and fitted with a muzzle, then it must be destroyed.