Breeder for court over dog ‘attack’

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Published: Monday 27th October 2014 by The News Editor

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An American Bulldog breeder who lost an arm when he was mauled by his own animals will appear in court after five of his dogs seriously injured a dog walker.

Stephen Potts, 48, has been charged with owning dangerously out of control dogs after they attacked a 63-year-old man.

The incident happened on Tuesday last week near Pittington, County Durham, where the dogs also attacked the man’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Durham Constabulary said the man, who received serious injuries to his head and leg, has now been discharged and is recovering at home along with his Staffie.

Potts had himself just left hospital after having his right arm amputated following an attack from his own dogs the month before.

At the time people came out of their houses to save him as he was dragged around, with people hitting the dogs with bats, golf clubs and umbrellas in a vain effort to make them stop.

One dog was shot by a police marksman while the other was put down later

Following the second incident the police said all the dogs owned by him have been taken to kennels.

Potts will appear at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on November 27.

Published: Monday 27th October 2014 by The News Editor

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