A Workington man has been banned from keeping animals for two years after his dog injured a woman.

Darren William Fowler, 37, of Hunday Court, appeared at the magistrates' court in Workington on Tuesday.

He admitted being the owner of a white and tan Staffordshire bull terrier called Zeus when it was dangerously out of control on October 31.

A woman was injured during the incident, which happened at Workington's Spar shop.

Fowler was handed a six-month jail term suspended for two years.

He was ordered to comply with a 20-week curfew, which is electronically monitored, requiring him to be at his home address between 7pm and 7am daily.

The court also said Zeus must be destroyed unless it is kept under proper control by being securely held on a lead by a person who is not less than 16 years old and is securely fitted with a muzzle sufficient to prevent it biting anyone.

Fowler must pay £750 compensation.

His ban starts on September 8.