Grandad from Southport given community order after dog attack on daughter

21st September 2015

Mr Alan Pinkerton(55) of Cemetery Road, had owned the three-year-old dog for more than two years, Liverpool Crown Court heard.

Chris Taylor, prosecuting, said Pinkerton’s 24-year-old daughter and his 16-month-old granddaughter had moved in with him last summer.

Crown court heard Pinkerton had been arguing with his daughter when she threw a remote control at him.

The dog jumped on her back and bit her through her jumper and jacket, causing puncture wounds to her shoulder.

Pinkerton’s ex-partner – the mother of his daughter – had reported the dog to the police after the incident and officers had taken it from the house on February 19.

Mr Taylor said Pinkerton told police the dog was probably frustrated as it had effectively become “a house dog”.

He said: “I don’t feel the need to impose a disqualification order upon you. If you wanted to own a dog, a sensible breed of dog, I don’t see there is any reason why you should not.”

Mr Pinkerton was ordered to be subject to a curfew for two months and to complete a rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days.

Pinkerton was also ordered to pay £1,200 towards kennelling costs.


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