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A mother-of-two has been fined £500 after her boyfriend's XL Bully escaped from her home and mauled a seven-year-old girl in a savage attack.
Holly Dodd was at home with her door open when her boyfriend's XL Bully, called Rambo, suddenly ran out of the house and attacked the girl outside, in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
The 22-year-old - who had been searching for ice-cream money for her child and the victim - eventually pulled the dog off the bleeding child, a court heard.
The girl noticed blood coming through her trousers and was rushed to hospital. Dodd called the police, asking them to take Rambo away.
The was later destroyed and Dodd and her partner, Jamie Cheshire, said they didn't want 'this type of dog in the house again'.
Holly Dodd was in her home with her door open when her boyfriend's XL Bully, called Rambo, suddenly ran out of the house and attacked a seven-year-old girl outside
Rambo was later destroyed and Dodd and her partner, Jamie Cheshire, said they didn't want 'this type of dog in the house again'
As Dodd was in control of the dog at the time, Chester Magistrates' Court ordered her to pay £500 in compensation after she admitted being in control of a dangerous dog which caused injury - but this will be paid by her boyfriend, the dog's owner.
The court heard that the full-time mother to two young children had been looking after Rambo when Mr Cheshire was at work on October 10 this year.
She told the court Rambo had been around both her children 'since he was a puppy' and he was 'amazing' with them, but he was an 'energetic' dog.
Describing the incident as 'one of the worst days of our lives', Dodd said she felt 'extremely guilty' for what happened.
Andrew Madden, prosecuting, said: 'Miss Dodd's child had been present with the victim and they attended her] address to ask for money for ice cream.
'[Dodd] opened the door but the dog ran out and bit the victim, causing injury.
'Miss Dodd did attempt to pull the dog off the victim and she was eventually successful. The victim noticed that blood was seeping through the back of her pants. A woman attended the address to take the complainant to hospital.
'In fairness to Miss Dodd, it would appear that she has called the police to report the incident and she was later interviewed in relation to this matter.
'In an interview, she said she was in control of the dog Rambo, and confirmed that Rambo ran out of the address and attacked the [child], causing the injuries. I understand the dog has already been destroyed by the police.'
In a letter read to the court, Dodd said: 'Rambo has been