A Scots grandad whose thumb was ‘bitten off’ during a terrifying dog attack has been told there is not enough evidence to prosecute the animal’s owner.
The 72-year-old was left in hospital after having a large part of his digit severed as well as suffering numerous wounds to his face, throat, body and legs.
What sort of dog? Well, these days, it seems it's always the same type:
We previously told how the pensioner, who did not wish to be named, had lifted his small dog off the ground after coming across the XL American bulldog-type canine.
So how on earth can there not be enough evidence?
Police launched an investigation and seized the dog that was allegedly involved before submitting a report to the Procurator Fiscal. However, the victim’s family have been left reeling after prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to prosecute.
In a letter from the Crown Office, they were told: “Unfortunately, on consideration of the evidence I have concluded that the statement provided by the accused in this case would not be admissible in evidence and as such, without that statement, there is insufficient evidence of the specific circumstances of the attack to allow the accused to be prosecuted.”
Does it sound to you as if the police screwed up there, Reader, reading between the lines? Failed to caution the offender owner, perhaps?
The family are, as you'd expect, disgusted with this turn of events:
“This is a dangerous animal and we genuinely believe it’s only a matter of time before it attacks someone again.”
Would it be too much to hope the next time it does, it's a relative of the cops or Procurator?