John Dawson, whose son was also bitten by the dog, said: “Alfred is still nervous about going into our back garden, and scared of going near dogs.
“I am faced with a bill of over £2,000 to erect dog-proof fencing. I bear Neil Burke no personal malice - but this problem will not end until either the dog escapes again as it surely will, and is put down; or Burke finally sees sense, gets this dog rehomed a long way from Carlton and buys himself a chihuahua.”He's incapable of beinmg responsible for a goldfish.
It was revealed in court the dog was a ‘serial escaper’ and had got out from the Burke’s property, in The Causeway, seven or eight times before.
Mr Dawson said tens of thousands of pounds of public money had been spent on the court proceedings but now ‘we are back where we were two days after the attack’.
He added: “Dozens of people in Carlton have expressed their surprise and outrage that the police and the courts have missed this opportunity to put an end to the nuisance that this man and his dogs have been causing for nearly two years.”Outrage I can well understand, but frankly, there should be no surprise.