Nearly everyone who has been attacked by dogs in Colchester does not press charges.And this is a surprise? As one commenter points out:
da managment, says...Quite!
"Why do the victims of dog attacks refuse to press any charges?"
Because there usually thugs with staffs and your name and address is read out in court ,Work it out for yourself LOL at our dumb law.
Yet that’s far too simple an answer, and might stir awkward questions.
So the obvious answer must be that those that are savaged (or their pets savaged or killed) are far too soft-hearted:
In the past six months, 20 attacks by dogs on people have been reported to Colchester Council, but only one has reached the courts.Hmmm, don’t know about that. Disappointment that the feral animal on the wrong end of the leash is in line for a lethal injection, more likely…
Animal control manager Colin Rand says this is often down to the simple fear an animal may be destroyed as a result.
He said: “That would be down to the courts to decide, but there are more ways than just putting a dog to sleep to deal with such situations.Perhaps because they know full well that there’s little point? As another commenter points out?
“They might be asked to put a muzzle on or always keep them on leads.
“But in 99 per cent of cases those people who have been bitten do not want to press charges.”
5665, Colchester says...
My colleague and friend was bitten in Stanway some years ago The Dog and owner where guilty of 12 previous attacks...he is permanently scarred on his elbow with the teeth marks....The case took 6 months to get to a families court where the dog got off. It attacked again this time action was taken after 14 attacks...The owner was registered disabled with an impediment and got nothing...
Rhetorical papering over the cracks...then white-washing over the top...coupled with the lumps under the local government rugs...Id say job well done as usual then???
HOW DO YOU ALL SLEEP AT NIGHT ON OUR MONEY ENJOY WHILE IT LASTS?