Dog attack charges

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

A NORTHAM woman (39) was this week charged over a dog attack in the town last Novem­ber.

A woman (79) was out walk­ing in Forrest Street in Northam when she suf­fered an un­pro­voked dog attack with­out warn­ing.

She re­ceived se­ri­ous in­juries to her lower leg, as well as bruis­ing to her hands and arms, as she at­tempted to fend off the dog.

The woman was taken to hos­pi­tal and, fol­low­ing a num­ber of op­er­a­tions and on­go­ing med­i­cal in­ter­ven­tion, still re­mains in hos­pi­tal care.

The dog owner is ex­pected to ap­pear in the Northam Mag­is­trates Court at a date to be set.

The dog was sur­ren­dered and de­stroyed.

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