A DOG owner’s ‘out of control’ pet attacked two people and an assistance dog, a court has heard.

All three were injured in two incidents after they were attacked by the brindle and white Bulldog in Basingstoke last year.

The dog, named Ruby, has since been put into kennels and owner Martin Pye appeared at Winchester Crown Court today (Friday).

Pye, of Bach Close, Basingstoke, pleaded guilty to three counts of being the owner of a dog which caused injury whilst dangerously out of control in a public place.

Two of those charges relate to an attack in Brighton Hill Sports Pavilion on September 1. The dog injured Rachel Patterson and Assistance dog, black Labrador Rio.

In another incident the dog injured Natalie Jamieson in Hatch Warren Way on September 10.

Pye’s barrister Giles Morrison said: “I will be asking for a pre-sentence report and also those instructing me for a behavioural assessment of the dog Ruby in terms of behaviour and whether or not she can be kept on a contingent destruction order.”

The order means that the dog will be destroyed unless the owner conforms to certain conditions, such as keeping the pet on a lead.

“In addition to that, those that instruct are enquiring through Mr Pye as to whether there is an alternative keeper, as it were, of this dog and whether or not that can be appropriate,” Mr Morrison added.

The prosecution is seeking for the dog to be put down following an expert report.

The judge, Recorder Jane Rowley adjourned the hearing for a pre-sentence report to be completed.

Pye will appear at Winchester Crown Court on September 17 when he will be sentenced, and the dog’s future could be decided.