New owner for 'danger' dog

A DANGEROUS dog that was condemned to death by a sheriff has been given away to a new owner.

Loading Comments

The Border Terrier ­attacked a man and his puppy and a Destruction Order was issued.

However, a court heard that the dog has been given away and the new owner may not be aware of the risk.

David Leiberman, 71, of Ingram Street, Glasgow, ­admitted that he was in charge of the dog when it bit Stuart Lygate in September.

He said the Terrier ­belonged to his wife and he was just visiting her home in Glengowan Road, Bridge of Weir, at the time and it had been left with him.

Sheriff Derek Livingston deferred sentence last month to give the owner a chance to have her pet ­assessed by behavioural ­experts, saying that would determine the outcome.

But a Destruction Order was later issued.

Now, in a fresh hearing, Paisley Sheriff Court was told that the owner has ­given the animal away. The dog is also said to have been allowed to roam loose, ­chasing locals.

Mr Leiberman's solicitor, Jonathan Manson, said he had no information about who the new owner was and was not in a position to find out as Mr Leiberman's ­ex-wife was not his client.

Sheriff Livingston said: "This was a completely unprovoked attack on another dog owner and his pet and I am told this is not an isolated incident.

"This dog could act in this way again and it could be a baby next time."

Sheriff Livingston issued a Destruction Order, saying it would be up to the authorities to make inquiries about the animal's whereabouts.

Block list

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Glaswegian who makes music for the movies, hot dogs at Kitty O’Shea’s washed down with a visit to the Juice Gardens

Times Out



TV Advert
Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

I laughed at viewers saying Broadchurch’s Tennant is too Scottish, are some people too lazy to listen?

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.