Barrister Tony Davis, representing Mr Potts, told the court that all 14 of his dogs were seized after the incident.
Should Mr Potts be convicted some of the dogs involved are likely face a destruction order. Mr Davis told the court:
“It’s now been possible to identify which of the 14 dogs impounded by police were present at this incident and, therefore, I’m making an application to have seven returned as they cannot be put under any ‘suspicion’.
“Therefore, it would lift the threat of them facing a destruction order.”They surely can’t be returned to the defendant?
Mr Potts’ bail conditions forbid him having control of any dogs, so if Mr Davis’ application succeeds, the defendant’s father has agreed to look after any of the dogs if they are released.I’m sure he’s much more capable…