Court or­ders dan­ger dogs to be put down

Accrington Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

TWO bull ter­ri­ers which mauled a help­less dog to death are set to be de­stroyed fol­low­ing a court hear­ing.

Paul Gar­ner, of Wes­ley Street, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty at Black­burn Mag­is­trates Court this week to two counts of be­ing in charge of a dog dan­ger­ously out of con­trol.

The 49-year-old was or­dered to pay £315.87 com­pen­sa­tion, and mag­is­trates also placed an or­der for both bull ter­ri­ers to be de­stroyed within 21 days un­less Gar­ner ap­peals.

In Au­gust, Jim Proc­tor told the Ob­server he was walk­ing with his eight-year-old Bi­chon­frise ‘Buddy’ in Ac­cring­ton town cen­tre when it was set upon.

Jim, 71, said the in­ci­dent hap­pened in front of his dis­tressed grand­son.

Jim, of Dale Street in Ac­cring­ton, said the in­ci­dent hap­pened as they walked along the ‘Black Path’ at around 7.30am on Au­gust 13.

Jim Proc­tor with a pic­ture of his beloved dog Buddy

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