Staffie facing death after biting incident

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A dog which injured people in a savage attack is now under the threat of a death sentence.

The Staffie dog repeatedly bit a man breaking his arm and also bit a woman and another dog.

Liam Woodward, 28, of Chesterfield Road, North Shore, pleaded guilty to having a dog which was dangerously out of control.

The case was adjourned for a hearing where Blackpool magistrates will decide whether the dog will be put down.

The court was told that on December 18 Woodward’s Staffie first attacked a man and his dog and then a woman who tried to intervene, in the Claremont Road area of North Shore on December 18 last year.

The man was taken for treatment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and the woman to the Royal Preston Hospital.

Mitch Sarangi, defending, said his client’s dog was a family pet.

Woodward was looking after the baby and he had had to go out to get something.

Some contractors were fixing the roof and had left the gate open and the dog got out.

Mr Sarangi added: “The prosecution is to ask the court to consider a destruction order on the dog.

“This will be contested.”