After chewing through the mailman’s leg, a vicious dog attack exposed his bone.
A mailman who was allegedly bitten by a dog while on his route is finally being compensated.
According to The Glasgow Times, the woman in charge of the dog’s care has entered a guilty plea with the Glasgow Sheriff Court after the animal allegedly bit a man so hard that a part of his leg bone was revealed.
Andrew Barton, a Glasgow-based Scottish postman, claims he was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier named Bruno while delivering deliveries in Milton last February. He said that he did not provoke the animal in any way.
Stephanie Colquhoun was tasked with care for Bruno, her partner’s dog, according to The Glasgow Times. Bruno had been “violent” for several days prior to the attack on Barton, according to the 28-year-old, who cited an alleged incident with other neighborhood pets.
According to court documents obtained by the site, Bruno crept out and surprised Barton as Colquhoun answered the door for a parcel delivery.
Prosecutor Sarah Latta allegedly stated, “The dog was able to push past her and began to assault Mr. Barton by biting him on the leg.”
“He tried moving his leg and aiming kicks at the dog to encourage him to let go, but Bruno wouldn’t let go.”
Bruno held Barton in a strong grasp for “a minute or so” until he could be calmed. Despite Colquhoun’s promise to assist Barton with his injuries, he was reportedly admitted to the hospital and required stitches for his left leg wound.
“It was around 5 to 6 cm deep and about 5 inches long,” Latta said. Mr. Barton was left with a puncture wound on the other leg since the wound had gone down to the bone.”
She went on to say that he needed 15 stitches and that he was scarred for life.
Because of the extent of his injuries, Barton reported that he was put on desk duty while he recovered until June 2020.
Defense attorney Paul Sutherland reportedly addressed the court as Colquhoun pleaded guilty. “This is a serious matter which will have had profound consequences on the man doing his job,” he said.
A final sentencing is reportedly scheduled for next month, according to The Glasgow Times. At that time, it will be determined whether or. This is a brief summary.