A dog classified as dangerous in February repeatedly attacked a woman two months later, forcing her to seek refuge on top of a nearby car.

In the Hastings District Court on Tuesday, the dog's owner, Nasair Newton-Sebley, 22, was sentenced over the attack.

He faced two charges under the Dog Control Act 1996 for failing to keep a dog under control and for being the owner of a dog that attacked a person.

On Tuesday, Judge Bridget Mackintosh ordered the destruction of the dog, and fined Newton-Sebley, who did not appear, $1000.


On April 15 of this year, the victim