Dog To Be Destroyed After Four Year Old Is Injured


2 April 2020

By Elizabeth Bradshaw

In December 2019 a couple were prosecuted for a case involving owning a dog dangerously out of control which caused injury under the Dangerous Dogs Act s3 (1) where a four-year-old boy was injured. 

Guilty pleas were entered by both owners and they were given suspended sentences of 20 months suspended for a year and a dog destruction order was imposed.  The dog had bitten off the tip of the four-year old's finger whilst he lay colouring with this incident occurring during a family gathering. The dog was known to have bitten another young child whilst in the care of previous owners and also two other dogs.

If you are asked in for a voluntary interview or need assistance at court in respect of allegations involving the Dangerous Dog Act 1991, you will need expert representation to ensure that you have the best advice from the very start.  The interview is integrally important to ensuring the best possible outcome for you and your beloved pet.

Elizabeth Bradshaw is a talented Higher Court Advocate with the expertise you require for your dog. As a dedicated dog owner, she takes pride in ensuring the best case is prepared on behalf of each valued pet. She has a varied, extensive and prolific experience in representing cases throughout from the initial interview under caution at the Police Station through to successful defence of matters at the Magistrates Court and Crown Court. Every case is given individual, tailored and targeted attention with all possible support given during the difficult time of dealing with your case.

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This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.