Dog that bit girl was '˜dangerously out of control'

A man has admitted his 'dangerously out of control' dog attacked a 10-year-old girl - biting the defenceless child on the body.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 12:18 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:54 am
Dundee Sheriff Court
Dundee Sheriff Court

Bruce Rourke’s collie attacked the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at a Scotmid store in Castle Street, Tayport, Fife.

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The animal lunged at the girl before biting her on the body, Dundee Sheriff Court has heard.

Rourke, (57) of William Street, Tayport, Fife, pleaded guilty on summary complaint to a charge under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Sheriff Alastair Brown deferred sentence until later this month for Rourke to appear in court in person.