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Hampstead Heath: Man whose rampant dog attacked pooch and its owner fined

PUBLISHED: 14:30 05 January 2017 | UPDATED: 17:08 09 January 2017

The incident occured on Hampstead Heath    Picture: Matthew Bake/PA

The incident occured on Hampstead Heath Picture: Matthew Bake/PA

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A man whose out-of-control dog attacked another dog and its owner on Hampstead Heath has been forced to pay £870.

Armando Pereira, 46, of West Heath Road, pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined £250. He also had to pay £500 in costs, £90 in compensation and a £30 victim surcharge.

Bob Warnock, the superintendent of Hampstead Heath, said the case – held on December 13 at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court – showed the work being done to ensure the park is a “safe environment for everybody to enjoy”.

He added: “We have a duty to protect visitors and their dogs on Hampstead Heath.

“Hampstead Heath gets over one million dog visits a year and the vast majority are led by highly responsible dog walkers.

“But being confronted by an animal that is out of control can be a terrifying experience and we do not tolerate visitors that cannot keep their dogs under proper control.”

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