Guilty of dog bite charge

Gazette: A dog like this bit a woman A dog like this bit a woman

THE owner of a rottweiler that injured a woman has admitted being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog.

Stuart McDuff, 32, of Stanwell Street, Colchester, was in charge of three-year-old Max in Whitewell Road, Colchester, when it bit Abbey McKenna on August 3 last year.

McDuff, who also admitted being in breach of two suspended prison sentences when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court, was bailed until sentencing later this month.

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2:31pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Mind your own business says...

I do hope they put the dog down, I think they should be more severe with the punishment they handout to dog owners they need to send a clear message out to people who let the dogs run off the lead bounding up to the elderly knocking them over and defecating in public areas.
I do hope they put the dog down, I think they should be more severe with the punishment they handout to dog owners they need to send a clear message out to people who let the dogs run off the lead bounding up to the elderly knocking them over and defecating in public areas. Mind your own business
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3:08pm Thu 9 Jan 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Mind your own business wrote:
I do hope they put the dog down, I think they should be more severe with the punishment they handout to dog owners they need to send a clear message out to people who let the dogs run off the lead bounding up to the elderly knocking them over and defecating in public areas.
Dont blame the dog....blame the owners for its upbringing......and where does the story mention dog***t ??? Or O.A.PS ??? Or off the lead ?? Get a life ...dog hater....Go cuddle yer gerbil !!!
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: I do hope they put the dog down, I think they should be more severe with the punishment they handout to dog owners they need to send a clear message out to people who let the dogs run off the lead bounding up to the elderly knocking them over and defecating in public areas.[/p][/quote]Dont blame the dog....blame the owners for its upbringing......and where does the story mention dog***t ??? Or O.A.PS ??? Or off the lead ?? Get a life ...dog hater....Go cuddle yer gerbil !!! SOMETHING2SAY
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4:45pm Thu 9 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

An out of control rottweiler is a very frighting animal.they along with certain other breeds should be only be allowed to be kept privately under licence and be inspected by the police much the same as keeping guns.
An out of control rottweiler is a very frighting animal.they along with certain other breeds should be only be allowed to be kept privately under licence and be inspected by the police much the same as keeping guns. stevedawson
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5:34pm Thu 9 Jan 14

greenbroker says...

SOMETHING2SAY In tonight's news ............A man's died from internal injuries after being attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier in a Westcliff flat.

What about that?

Mind your own business has a very valid point.
SOMETHING2SAY In tonight's news ............A man's died from internal injuries after being attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier in a Westcliff flat. What about that? Mind your own business has a very valid point. greenbroker
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6:17pm Thu 9 Jan 14

setbuilder says...

greenbroker wrote:
SOMETHING2SAY In tonight's news ............A man's died from internal injuries after being attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier in a Westcliff flat.

What about that?

Mind your own business has a very valid point.
and a woman has been arrested. What about that? Did the woman set the dog on the man? Was it trained by it's owner to attack? Why not wait for the facts before saying that the dog is solely at fault. No dog ordinarily attacks a human unless they are trained to do so, feel under threat, or similar. There is no validity until facts are known.
[quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: SOMETHING2SAY In tonight's news ............A man's died from internal injuries after being attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier in a Westcliff flat. What about that? Mind your own business has a very valid point.[/p][/quote]and a woman has been arrested. What about that? Did the woman set the dog on the man? Was it trained by it's owner to attack? Why not wait for the facts before saying that the dog is solely at fault. No dog ordinarily attacks a human unless they are trained to do so, feel under threat, or similar. There is no validity until facts are known. setbuilder
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7:08pm Thu 9 Jan 14

greenbroker says...

I thought only police/military dogs were trained to attack?

Oh yeah, it's OK, because it was 'trained'.
I thought only police/military dogs were trained to attack? Oh yeah, it's OK, because it was 'trained'. greenbroker
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11:03pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Boris says...

There are far too many dog attacks. All dogs should be muzzled and on leads when out in public. We need a change in the law to achieve this.
MYOB is right, the dog in the report should have been put down. And its owner should be ordered to pay serious compensation to the victim.
There are far too many dog attacks. All dogs should be muzzled and on leads when out in public. We need a change in the law to achieve this. MYOB is right, the dog in the report should have been put down. And its owner should be ordered to pay serious compensation to the victim. Boris
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7:43pm Fri 10 Jan 14

greenbroker says...

setbuilder FYI Inquest opens into death of man in Westcliff flat - whose dog bit his leg - which led to him suffering internal bleeding.
setbuilder FYI Inquest opens into death of man in Westcliff flat - whose dog bit his leg - which led to him suffering internal bleeding. greenbroker
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12:12pm Sun 12 Jan 14

setbuilder says...

greenbroker wrote:
setbuilder FYI Inquest opens into death of man in Westcliff flat - whose dog bit his leg - which led to him suffering internal bleeding.
It actually states that the dog bit him and he then suffered an injury to his back causing a ruptured spleen which is actually the probable cause of death. It doesn't state that the ruptured spleen was caused by a dog bite.

It is possible that the dog bit the man, who obviously reacted, and possibly then fell against something that caused the rupture.

The dog then may be guilty of the canine version of manslaughter. It was apparently over-protective of the woman in the house. We don't know, of course, whether the man initially hit the woman and then the dog acted out of loyalty to the woman. Again this is only one of many scenarios. We shouldn't pre-judge the situation.

The media hype these things up before any real facts are known. As I've previously stated no dog ordinarily attacks a human for no reason .at all.
[quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: setbuilder FYI Inquest opens into death of man in Westcliff flat - whose dog bit his leg - which led to him suffering internal bleeding.[/p][/quote]It actually states that the dog bit him and he then suffered an injury to his back causing a ruptured spleen which is actually the probable cause of death. It doesn't state that the ruptured spleen was caused by a dog bite. It is possible that the dog bit the man, who obviously reacted, and possibly then fell against something that caused the rupture. The dog then may be guilty of the canine version of manslaughter. It was apparently over-protective of the woman in the house. We don't know, of course, whether the man initially hit the woman and then the dog acted out of loyalty to the woman. Again this is only one of many scenarios. We shouldn't pre-judge the situation. The media hype these things up before any real facts are known. As I've previously stated no dog ordinarily attacks a human for no reason .at all. setbuilder
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12:32pm Sun 12 Jan 14

setbuilder says...

setbuilder wrote:
greenbroker wrote:
setbuilder FYI Inquest opens into death of man in Westcliff flat - whose dog bit his leg - which led to him suffering internal bleeding.
It actually states that the dog bit him and he then suffered an injury to his back causing a ruptured spleen which is actually the probable cause of death. It doesn't state that the ruptured spleen was caused by a dog bite.

It is possible that the dog bit the man, who obviously reacted, and possibly then fell against something that caused the rupture.

The dog then may be guilty of the canine version of manslaughter. It was apparently over-protective of the woman in the house. We don't know, of course, whether the man initially hit the woman and then the dog acted out of loyalty to the woman. Again this is only one of many scenarios. We shouldn't pre-judge the situation.

The media hype these things up before any real facts are known. As I've previously stated no dog ordinarily attacks a human for no reason .at all.
Having read further it states -

'A post-mortem examination found the initial cause of death to be internal bleeding following a laceration to the spleen...The injuries to the spleen were not due to the bites by the dog.'

These are apparently the initial facts. Again, we can only speculate about what may have caused the dog to bite the man in the first place but the dog bites themselves do not appear to be the cause of death.
[quote][p][bold]setbuilder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: setbuilder FYI Inquest opens into death of man in Westcliff flat - whose dog bit his leg - which led to him suffering internal bleeding.[/p][/quote]It actually states that the dog bit him and he then suffered an injury to his back causing a ruptured spleen which is actually the probable cause of death. It doesn't state that the ruptured spleen was caused by a dog bite. It is possible that the dog bit the man, who obviously reacted, and possibly then fell against something that caused the rupture. The dog then may be guilty of the canine version of manslaughter. It was apparently over-protective of the woman in the house. We don't know, of course, whether the man initially hit the woman and then the dog acted out of loyalty to the woman. Again this is only one of many scenarios. We shouldn't pre-judge the situation. The media hype these things up before any real facts are known. As I've previously stated no dog ordinarily attacks a human for no reason .at all.[/p][/quote]Having read further it states - 'A post-mortem examination found the initial cause of death to be internal bleeding following a laceration to the spleen...The injuries to the spleen were not due to the bites by the dog.' These are apparently the initial facts. Again, we can only speculate about what may have caused the dog to bite the man in the first place but the dog bites themselves do not appear to be the cause of death. setbuilder
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12:41pm Sun 12 Jan 14

setbuilder says...

Boris wrote:
There are far too many dog attacks. All dogs should be muzzled and on leads when out in public. We need a change in the law to achieve this.
MYOB is right, the dog in the report should have been put down. And its owner should be ordered to pay serious compensation to the victim.
A typical over-reaction Boris.

How about we should muzzle all human boxers or rugby players because some of them bite opponent's ears, or footballers should all have their legs strapped together to stop them making bad tackles that cause leg injuries to others? And we should definitely destroy squirrels because one bit my finger while I was feeding it hazelnuts in the Castle Park a couple of years ago?

By your way of thinking we should no longer have any form of transport on the road because some drivers can cause fatal accidents!

Very few dogs are dangerous, and many more humans have been killed by humans. Should we, perhaps, all be incarcerated in case we turn psychopathic?
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: There are far too many dog attacks. All dogs should be muzzled and on leads when out in public. We need a change in the law to achieve this. MYOB is right, the dog in the report should have been put down. And its owner should be ordered to pay serious compensation to the victim.[/p][/quote]A typical over-reaction Boris. How about we should muzzle all human boxers or rugby players because some of them bite opponent's ears, or footballers should all have their legs strapped together to stop them making bad tackles that cause leg injuries to others? And we should definitely destroy squirrels because one bit my finger while I was feeding it hazelnuts in the Castle Park a couple of years ago? By your way of thinking we should no longer have any form of transport on the road because some drivers can cause fatal accidents! Very few dogs are dangerous, and many more humans have been killed by humans. Should we, perhaps, all be incarcerated in case we turn psychopathic? setbuilder
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