An Angus man whose Staffordshire bull terrier savaged a toddler has been jailed for a year.
Convicted drug dealer John Towns has also been banned from keeping a dog for 10 years after family pet Floyd grabbed the two-year-old visitor to the house in a horrific February 2 attack at the 45-year-old’s Kirriemuir home.
Forfar Sheriff Court heard the youngster may have to have further surgery on the facial injuries she suffered in the attack by the six-year-old animal.
Sheriff Pino Di Emidio at Forfar ordered the destruction of the Staffie.
Towns’ partner, who was also originally charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act, made a tearful plea from the public gallery at Forfar for the return of her pet’s ashes as the accused was led to the cells.
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