A KILBIRNIE mum is awaiting sentence after the dog she was in charge of attacked a child and a pensioner in a school playground.

Jade McCall was taking her friend, Jacqueline McGinn’s Jack Russell for a walk whilst she took her daughter to school, when it jumped up and bit a 15-year-old boy and 71-year-old man.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week, the 27-year-old mum-of-one admitted to being in charge of a dog that was dangerously out of control at St Bridget’s Primary School on June 22 last year.

The court heard that, although McCall, from St Brennan’s Court had the dog on a lead, it still managed to jump up and attack both the victims.

Fiscal Depute Cath Whyte said: “The incident happened at St Bridget’s Primary School at around 9am she was dropping her child off at school and had the Jack Russell with her.

“In fairness to Miss McCall the dog was on a lead but it jumped up on both of them. It bit the younger man on the shin, but because of his trousers and socks it didn’t penetrate the skin.

“When the dog bit the older man he said to Miss McCall that the dog had bitten him and she replied ‘It’s not my dog’.

Following the attack the janitor and headteacher were called and the headteacher contacted police.

The 70-year-old man had bruising a puncture wound and needed a tetanus injection, however the dog was not seized at the time.

Defending McCall, Colin McLaughlin said the incident was “upsetting”.

He said: “This is a slightly unusual situation. Miss McCall had agreed to take the dog for a walk, for a friend, and the dog was on a lead. It seems to have been a short lived incident but upsetting for those involved.

“The dog had become boisterous and she was not really familiar with the dog and its habits.

“She advises me that Miss McGinn was advised to muzzle the animal and that has been the case since this matter.”