A MAN has been fined for owning a fighting dog.

Connor Palfrey, 22, from Caerphilly pleaded guilty to possessing/having custody of a fighting dog, a pit bull-type terrier called Storm, on February 13.

The defendant admitted the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 offence at Newport Magistrates' Court

Palfrey, of Aberfawr Terrace, Abertridwr, was fined £150 and he must pay £100 costs and a £60 surcharge.

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District Judge Sophie Toms ordered that the dog be destroyed.