$15,000 payment for dog attacks
A MAN who used his pit bull terriers to attack several people including two teenagers has been given a seven-month suspended prison sentence and must pay almost $15,000 to a shire council.
Scott Ian Hammond, 47, from Pudney, pleaded guilty to three counts of causing his dog to inflict actual bodily harm.
A teenage boy and three men were wounded by his two dogs, Chocka and Girlie, in Tahmoor, southwest of Sydney, last year.
In Goulburn Local Court yesterday (Friday), Magistrate Doug Dick handed Hammond a seven-month suspended sentence and ordered him to pay $14,336 to Wollondilly Shire Council and destroy both dogs.
Hammond was also banned from owning a dog.
On October 20 last year, two men aged 33 and 38 at the time of the incident were set upon by the pit bull terriers after Hammond encouraged his dogs to attack them.
Police alleged Hammond threw one of his pit bulls at one of the men, who jumped onto a car bonnet for safety.
Both men suffered minor injuries.
In a separate incident a teenager and his friend were set on the dogs while walking along a street in Tahmoor after Hammond encouraged his dogs to attack them.
The 16-year-old boy suffered a deep cut to his buttock and puncture wounds to his knee.
A 51-year-old shop owner also suffered a severe wound after he was attacked by the dogs when he asked Hammond to leave his shop.