A DOCTOR has admitted having a dog that was dangerously out of control after his mastiff crossbreed bit a woman delivering flowers.

Dr Timothy Bloomer, 59, was at his home in Ennerdale Bridge on May 25 when the victim arrived with flowers. The dog had jumped up at the woman and bitten her.

Bloomer had then given first aid assistance to the woman, Workington Magistrates’ Court heard.

Mike Woolaghan, defending, said the offence had taken place within the private confines of the property.

Bloomer, of Bridge End, Ennerdale, Cleator, pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

The court heard that the offence carries a mandatory destruction order on the dog, unless the defendant can demonstrate that the dog doesn’t pose a risk to the public and he is a fit and proper person to own a dog.

The case was adjourned until October 30 to allow Bloomer to have the dog assessed by an animal behaviour expert.