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Man given suspended sentence following dog attack in Winsford

November 26, 2012, 4:12 pm

A man has been given a suspended sentence after his dog attacked a 7-year-old boy in Winsford.

At about 3.45pm on Friday 7th September 2012, the victim was in a park known as The Drumber, when he was attacked by the dog.

He suffered multiple wounds to his chest and thigh in the attack and was treated at Alder Hey Children′s Hospital. His left little toe was amputated.

The dog was humanely destroyed following the incident.

On Tuesday 6th November 2012, Jamie Mayers, 19, from St Chad’s Fields, Winsford, appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates Court, charged with having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.

He was sentenced to six weeks in prison suspended for 12 months and 200 hours of unpaid community work. He was ordered to pay £500 in compensation and disqualified from keeping dogs for 10 years.

Inspector Dave Snasdell of Winsford NPU said:

This was a vicious and unprovoked attack on a young boy. It was a traumatic experience for him and he sustained serious injuries as a result.

Fortunately incidents like this are rare and the conviction sends a message to dog owners that if you do not keep your dog under control, you will be prosecuted. – Inspector Dave Snasdell, Winsford NPU.

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