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Toddler, 3, left with scars and nightmares after being attacked by dogs while walking to park wins £500 payout

A DOG owner has been asked to pay £500 after their Belgian Malinois attacked a three-year-old boy.

The toddler is now “fearful” of dogs, has night terrors and has left scars.

The toddler was attacked by a Belgian Malinois last September (file image)

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The toddler was attacked by a Belgian Malinois last September (file image)Credit: Public Domain

Phillip Maynard, 41, took his dog – Beau – into a pub garden in Fenny Bridges, Devon, for lunch last September.

A court heard that there was a fenced-in children’s play area in the garden, but as the boy walked through the park, a nine-month-old terrier rushed to find him.

Prosecutor Warjinder Bains said Beau bit the boy, shook him violently and dragged him backwards along the ground.

Maynard and others in the garden frightened the dog, but the boy suffered puncture wounds to the front and back and needed hospital treatment.

The boy’s mother told the court that her son was now ‘terrified of the dogs’, having nightmares and scars all over his body.

Maynard, of Crawley, Sussex, admitted to being the owner of a dangerous dog that lost control and caused injury.

His attorney Herc Ashworth said Beau was tied by a lead wire but the leather handle was torn and broken when he lunged at the child.

“It was a terrible case, but it was a momentary loss of control. It was an isolated incident,” he said.

Beau, who is currently in the crib, has been ordered by the court to randomly destroy him, meaning he will be disabled, trained in behavior and only allowed to go out in public while wearing the cage. muzzle and clamp.

Exeter magistrates sentenced him to a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and ordered him to pay £680 in costs, including £500 in restitution for the injured child.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17258830/toddler-scarred-dog-attack-compensation/ Toddler, 3, left with scars and nightmares after being attacked by dogs while walking to park wins £500 payout

Huynh Nguyen

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