An assessment of the dog after the attack, carried out by the police, revealed that the dog became agitated and aggressive when put on a lead and became easily stressed, without inhibition to bite.So put the thing down!
Appearing at Dudley Magistrates Court on Monday, Hutchinson was charged with being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control.
He was issued with a curfew, meaning he must be at his home address from 10pm to 6am every day for three months. He was also ordered to pay a total of £395 to the court, comprising of costs of £85, compensation to the victim of £250 and a victim surcharge of £60.
Magistrate Teresa Popplewell also made the dog subject to a contingent destruction order – meaning that it must be muzzled, and on a lead whenever he is outside Mr Hutchinson’s home, should only be walked by someone aged 18 and above and must be neutered and insured.Wha..?