The owner of the dogs has also appeared before magistrates who heard that this is not the first incident involving his dogs. Gordon says Claudia’s bravery probably saved his dog’s life.
“I was in danger of losing Ghillie if somebody hadn’t stepped in.
“It was so brave of Claudia to come to our aid, it must have been terrifying for her,” he said.
“When the police arrived, a lady from their dog unit told me that Ghillie had to be taken to an emergency vets straight away or else I could lose him. ”He was lucky, very lucky, that his neighbour intervened. I like to think the reporting is inaccurate, and the police helped him get his dog to the vets, rather than simply dispense advice, but maybe I’m just naïve…
The owner of the rottweilers, 65-year-old Sidney Cox, appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court last week and pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dangerous and out-of-control dog.
Defence solicitor Mr Towers said: “The defendant has already purchased a proper chained fence to secure the dogs in light of this incident. “He is also the sole carer for his wife, who suffers from medical issues, as does he.”
Cox was granted unconditional bail until April 30, when a police report on the two dogs will be heard in court.One to watch.