A woman and her pet dog were injured in an attack by a Staffordshire bull terrier in Dundee.
The city's sheriff court heard the dog escaped from its owner's home and ran across a road before attacking a woman walking her dog.
Ian Milne, 27, was in charge of the dog when it ran from his home in Denhead of Gray, Dundee.
It was left unattended and unrestrained by a leash before running across the street.
A driver had to brake to avoid a collision before the animal reached a woman on the other side of the street.
The dog then bit the woman on the hand and attacked her dog.
Fiscal depute Ross Cargill told Dundee Sheriff Court: "The complainer received painkillers and antibiotics as a result of the injuries. There were puncture wounds to the fleshy part of her hands between the thumb and fingers. There were also injuries to the complainer's dog."
Milne, of Denhead of Gray, Invergowrie, pleaded guilty to a charge under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
Defence solicitor Ross Donnelly reserved his plea in mitigation for a future sentencing date.
Sheriff Donald Ferguson said the possible penalties for the offence were up to six months in jail and destruction of the dog.
He said: "Given the injury to the complainer I should get background reports. We will adjourn the date for those reports."
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