Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Dangerous' Dog Bit Charity Worker and PC

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Dangerous' Dog Bit Charity Worker and PC

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A 'DANGEROUS' dog bit a charity collector on the hand - then savaged a police officer who was called to investigate.

Dooley, described as a large black Labrador, could be put to sleep as a result of the double attack outside Brian Tideswell's home in Burnage.

Tideswell pleaded guilty to being a person in charge of a dog that was dangerously out of control and is due to be sentenced at Manchester magistrates court next month.

The court heard a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer who reviewed the case has 'discussed' the option of the dog's 'destruction', but no formal decision has been made as yet.

A charity worker walking house-tohouse to collect money knocked at Tideswell's home on Southbank Road on Friday, September 9, last year.

Victoria Colvin, prosecuting, said the dog ran up to the man after the door was opened and bit his hand.

"As a result the man called 999 and a police constable attended," she said.

"He knocked on the door and heard a dog barking. The door then opened and the defendant identified himself.

"The officer was confronted with a large dog. It jumped up towards his left hand side. …

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