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Man sentenced for being in possession of dog out of control - Bangor

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A man was handed a suspended sentence and was banned from keeping a dog for five years, after his dog bit a train guard at Bangor railway station.

Samual Danson, aged 39, of Llandudno Junction in Bangor, pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury and was sentenced at Gwynedd Magistrates’ Court on 31 March to six weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £185 and a victim surcharge of £115, and was disqualified from having custody of a dog for five years. The dog, believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross-breed, was later destroyed.

On 15 July last year, Danson took his dog to Bangor railway station, where the dog bit a train guard. The attack left the victim with injuries to his arm and leg which required hospital treatment.

PC Jon Liptrot said: “We’re pleased to report that Danson will not be allowed to own a dog for the foreseeable  after what was a very nasty attack at Bangor station.” 

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