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Barking man angered dogs

A teenager who was arrested for barking at two dogs has cleared his name in court in a case that cost the taxpayer £8,000.

Kyle Little turned on the pair of chocolate labradors after being warned by police for using bad language in the street. He was arrested after he barking noises at Princess and Ruby, causing them to bark back at him.

Little, 19, an unemployed labourer, was charged under the Public Order Act for causing harassment, alarm or distress to the dog's owner, despite her not making a complaint.

Magistrates fined him £50 with £150 costs in January but the conviction has been quashed by a judge.