The owner of two rottweilers which mauled an 8-year-old
Christchurch boy has pleaded guilty.
Mason Bennett, 8, 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 last year.
Mason, the son of Sparks' partner, had taken the dogs for a
play when they turned on him.
The dogs were destroyed two days later.
Ralph Neville Sparks, 44, appeared at Christchurch District
Court today where defence counsel Serina Bailey said he now
admitted a charge of owning dogs that attacked a person
causing serious injury.
The Linwood painter will now be sentenced on July 18.
Judge Robert Murfitt called for pre-sentence and reparation
- Kurt Bayer of APNZ