Man sentenced after girl mauled

In a recent case handled by Ozlem Erbil Cetin, a man whose dog bit off part of a six-year-old girl’s ear in London has been given a suspended 12-week jail term.

Gary Hindley, 56, of Chingford, admitted allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a north-east London park.

Hindley pleaded guilty to a breach of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 at Thames Magistrates’ Court.

The victim’s father said the dog attacked several times, circling them in what he likened to a “shark attack”.

The girl also sustained injuries to her neck and shoulder.

Hindley’s solicitor, Ozlem Erbil Cetin, read to the court a letter from Hindley to the girl’s parents where he apologised for what happened.

I accept you may have done your best to intervene but your best wasn’t very good”

Read the full story an the BBC website

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