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Court says killer dog must be destroyed.

Byline: MARK JOHNSON

A PET owner was told his dog will have to be destroyed after it killed another dog in a violent attack.

John Arthur King, 57, of Litherland Road, Bootle, pleaded guilty to allowing his dog to go dangerously out of control in a public place and causing injury on February 23 this year.

Jane Beatty, prosecuting for Sefton council, told South Sefton Magistrates' court yesterday that the American Bulldog, called Snoop, was off its lead when it was walking with King. Join the Facebook book.com/ The animal saw a Bichon Frise dog, called Fifi, at the junction of Litherland Road and Lunt Road and launched an attack on it while it was being walked by its owner.

The court was told that Snoop, described as being 'muscular', shook fluffy Fifi violently and King had to prise its teeth open to free the injured dog.

conversation on our www.face theliverpoolecho But the dog attacked again and King was forced to intervene again to free it and return it to its owner.

Fifi was taken to the RSPCA centre but was found to be dead on arrival.

In mitigation, it was heard that King was remorseful.

Checks on Snoop found that it was not a banned breed.

Magistrate Roger Manley agreed to the destruction of the bulldog and he gave King an electronic tagging order for two months with a curfew from 7pm to 7am. King was also ordered to pay PS500 in costs and had to pay a victim surcharge of PS60.

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VICIOUS: An American Bulldog of the breed that carried out the attack

VICTIM: A Bichon Frise similar to the one which was killed
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 4, 2013
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