Australia Man on bail over dog attack on toddler

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Postby cheekymunkee » June 26th, 2008, 11:29 pm

Man on bail over dog attack on toddler
June 25, 2008 - 2:23PM

A Sydney man charged with causing two bull terriers to maul a toddler remains on bail but has been ordered not to approach the boy or the boy's mother.

Police said the one-year-old was attacked by two Staffordshire bull terriers at a home in Hobartville, in Sydney's west, about 1.15am (AEST) on Saturday.

He was initially taken to a home in Cranebrook before ambulance officers arrived and transported him to Westmead Childrens Hospital.

The toddler arrived in a serious but stable condition, with head, chest and leg injuries.

A 36-year-old man was arrested at the scene about 6.25pm and later charged with causing a dog to inflict grievous bodily harm.

Police have said the man was related to the boy but have not confirmed media reports he is the child's father.

Police have taken out an interim apprehended violence order on behalf of the boy, which prevents the man from approaching him or his mother.

The man appeared at Windsor Local Court on Wednesday but did not enter a plea.

His bail was continued and he is next due to appear at the same court on August 6. ... -2wlu.html

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