In the Media

Statement on Sentencing of Dangerous Dog Owner

PUBLISHED February 13, 2012

Following his guilty plea to one count of person in charge of a dog allowing it to be dangerously out of control in public place and cause injury, Gary Hindley has today?been sentenced to twelve weeks imprisonment suspended for two years. CPS London Borough Crown Prosecutor Josephine Tang said: ?The terrible injuries suffered by the young victim in this case show how devastating the actions of a dangerous dog can be. As the owner of the dog Gary Hindley should have been aware of the potential for aggression and he should have acted in a more responsible way. ?The Crown Prosecution Service take cases of this type very seriously and we will do all we can to ensure that not only is the owner robustly prosecuted but that the public at large are safe. ?In this case we have successfully applied to the court for an order of destruction for the dog and for an order banning Hindley from owning any animals for ten years. ?As the young victim continues her recovery following this incident I hope today?s sentencing offers some comfort to her and her family.? Hindley has also been ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work and pay ?450 in compensation.