Rushden postwoman lost part of a finger after dog bit her

The dog's owner has been told to pay £2,000 in compensation

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 10:06 am

A Rushden postwoman lost part of a finger after she was bitten by a dog as she delivered mail.

The victim was on her round in Catlin Way when she went to post items through Shanice Blackette's door at about 12.30pm on December 12 last year.

But as the Royal Mail employee posted the items Blackette's shar-pei Mimi bit her - leaving her requiring hospital treatment.

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The postwoman was later told that part of the top of her finger had been lost.

Blackette, 27, was later charged with an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act, which she pleaded guilty to at Northampton Magistrates' Court this month.

She was sentenced to a conditional discharge, meaning she will face no further punishment if she stays out of trouble for the next 12 months.

Blackette was ordered to pay the postwoman £2,000 in compensation and a surcharge to fund victim services of £22.

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