Dog Owner Fined $5,000 For Attack On Police Officer
A man has been fined $5,000 after his dog attacked a police officer and bit him on the nose in Sydney's north.
The white American Staffordshire Terrier attacked the on-duty policeman in the suburb of Beacon Hill last December.
The policeman was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he was treated for his injuries, including a bite on the nose.
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said the attack was "quite confronting".
“It was a traumatic incident for the policeman and his colleague on the scene, he was simply doing his job," Regan said.
The dog owner was fined $5,000 in Manly Court on Tuesday. He was also banned from owning a dog for three years.
Regan said the council takes dog attacks seriously.
"We will not hesitate to take action if a serious attack occurs and I am pleased we were able to take this case to court," he said.
It comes after a Narraweena man was ordered to pay $13,000 in costs and fines after his dog mauled a killed a neighbour's pet spoodle in January.