The owner of two rottweilers that allegedly mauled an
8-year-old Christchurch boy has been charged by police.
A 43-year-old man, from Christchurch, has been summonsed to
appear in the city's district court on October 14 charged
with owning a dog that attacked a person causing serious
Eight-year-old Mason Bennett was hospitalised and required
plastic surgery for bite wounds to his head, face, and leg
after being set upon at Linfield Park, Bromley, near his
Rudds Rd home on August 17.
Two dogs were destroyed two days later on the orders of their
owner, Christchurch City Council said.
Today, Inspector Derek Erasmus confirmed that inquiries have
concluded and the man was charged. Since the matter is now
before the courts, Mr Erasmus said it was "inappropriate" to
- Kurt Bayer of APNZ