A Newtown woman has been allowed to keep her two illegal dogs, providing she follows a number of regulations, or they could be destroyed.

Anne Carol Edwards, 29, from Cledan in Newtown, purchased two pit bull cross dogs over Facebook for £500 each.

Edwards believed the dogs, called Princess and Tyson, to be Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

The court heard how her former partner was acquainted with the seller, and once their relationship ended, he rang up the police to inform them she was in possession of two illegal dogs.

Sally Rogers, appearing on behalf of Dyfed-Powys Police, told the court that a warrant was issued, and PC Wood attended the property in April of this year.

The dogs were then seized, put in police kennels and examined.

She said: "Police searches have been carried out. There is no evidence to suggest the owner is not a fit and proper person," the court heard.

Robert Hanratty, for Edwards, told the court that the dogs were safe to be around children.

"The dogs are very placid, they have had lots of human contact. They have shown no signs of accession," he said.

Edwards will allowed to keep the two dogs, providing she adheres to a number of conditions, including getting the dogs neutered and microchipped and gaining certification from DEFRA.

The dogs will also have to wear a muzzle in public and cannot be unsupervised with children under the age of 17.

Magistrates ordered Edwards to pay costs of £226.