Prosecutors said Walsh had been before the courts for 115 previous offences, including assault, attempted robbery and drugs offences.
Ms Ferrier said he had previously encouraged his dog Otto to bite a victim during an affray.Depressingly familiar story...
Kevin Seal, defending, said his client had kept dogs all his life and had Otto since he was a puppy. The defendant told police Cassie was not on a lead and stated that both dogs were involved in the fighting.
Walsh stated he had three children, including a newborn baby, and Otto had never bitten a child.No doubt while muttering under his voice '...yet'.
Recorder Paul Hopkins QC said the court would have to make a destruction order, unless it was satisfied that the dog did not present a danger to public safety.
Mr Seal argued Otto was a much-loved family pet and asked the court to consider other measures.
The judge warned the defendant he was likely to order the dog to be put down, but said he would keep an open mind.Why?
He adjourned the case for Otto to be fully assessed in terms of temperament and obedience./facepalm
Let me guess the results; 'Poor temperament and completely disobedient. Like its owner.'
Walsh was granted bail until the next hearing on August 19.Absolutely pathetic excuse for a 'justice' system.