Woman ordered to pay compensation for swearing at dog named after neighbour

A woman in northern China who named her dog after her neighbour following a bust up has been ordered to pay him £500 compensation.

Hu Lin called her dog 'Wang' after the man living next door and would swear loudly at her pet whenever she saw his namesake, a court heard.

Victim, Wang Sun, said he and Hu had been enemies since they clashed six years ago over an extension to his house. "To get her own back she named her dog Wang and then whenever she saw me she would start swearing and insulting the dog using my name.

"Everyone knew what she was up to," Wang told a court in Jilang, Gansu province. Judges ruled that Hu had caused her neighbour mental anguish and ordered her to apologise and pay £500 compensation.