Man to appear in court over alleged Staffie attacks

Dundee Sheriff Court
Dundee Sheriff Court

A man is to appear in court after his Staffordshire Bull Terrier allegedly attacked twice - causing two people injuries in separate incidents.

Michael Gracie faces two charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act of being the owner of a dog that was dangerously out of control over the incidents earlier this year.

In the first his Staffie, called Gizmo, allegedly acted in an aggressive manner, running at Kirsty Pugh before repeatedly jumping at her in Dalgairn Crescent, Cupar, on June 3.

Gizmo is said to have then struck her on the body with his claws, scratched and bit her on the body to her injury then attempted to attack her dog, Ozzie.

Gracie’s animal is said to have attacked again in Haugh Park, Cupar, on August 22.

Then Gizmo is said to have attacked another dog to its injury before biting Hannah Pryde to her injury.

Gracie (52) of New Cottages, Springfield, had the case against him continued without plea at Dundee Sheriff Court.

He will appear in court in December.