Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Man in Court over 'Dangerous Dogs' Shot Dead by Police

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Man in Court over 'Dangerous Dogs' Shot Dead by Police

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A MAN has appeared in court charged with having a pack of dangerously out of control dogs in a park in Bolton.

Daniel Hennessy, 38, faces two counts of allowing a group of 'large Pitbull-style' animals to be dangerously out of control and one count of affray.

The offences are alleged to have happened in Queens Park in Chorley New Road, around half a mile from Bolton town centre, on Sunday morning.

Two dogs were shot dead by armed police on Deane Road and another two taken into custody on the day.

A fifth dog, described as large, shorthaired and muscular, is still believed to be on the loose.

Wearing a grey T-shirt in the dock at Bolton magistrates court, Mr Hennessy, of Curzon Road in the Halliwell area of the town, spoke only to confirm his name and address.

Declan Doherty, defending, said his client would not be entering formal pleas to the offences at yesterday's hearing. …

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