A WOMAN was attacked by a 'dangerous' dog in a terrifying ordeal after it knocked her five-year-old daughter to the ground.

The mum was walking along Dean Row Road in Wilmslow, pushing her nine-month-old daughter in a buggy beside her other little girl when the incident happened.

The woman had to be treated in hospital for her injuries as she tried to protect her daughter from the dog’s persistent attempts to jump at the little girl.

Owner of the dog, Robert Lambert-Simpson, of Dean Row Road, Wilmslow, pleaded not guilty, on March 8 last year, to being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

The 56-year-old was found guilty after a trial at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday and ordered to pay a £5,700 court penalty.

The court ordered the dog, Malcolm, a tanned coloured Belgian Malinois, be destroyed.

The incident happened on August 2, 2022.

The woman saw a large dog run from a driveway and ‘within a split second’ her five-year-old daughter was on the ground.

She shouted at the dog and got between it and her daughter, who managed to get up and run off, the court heard.

The dog followed the girl across the road and was constantly jumping up at her.

A member of the public then picked up the child to prevent the dog reaching her.

Lambert-Simpson, the owner of the dog, then came out of his home and stood in front of the dog to stop it jumping towards the child.

He then took hold of the dog and walked off, the court was told.

During the incident, the woman sustained bruising to her right buttock and a bite mark causing bruising on the back of her upper right arm.

She was also left with a small cut to the centre of her back and bruising as a result of being attacked by the dog.

The woman was treated in hospital for her injuries.

Lambert-Simpson was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £4,300 costs and £400 victim surcharge.

A collection order was made for the defendant to pay the court penalty of £5,700 in full on the day of the trial.