Man denies possessing a Pit Bull
A man from South London has denied charges related to the possession of a pit bull terrier.
The man from Wallington, aged 34, will stand trial before Croydon magistrates on the 16th September. He was charged following an inquiry into the death of a woman, aged 52, who died after being mauled by the dog. She suffered a severe haemorrhage to her head and neck and died on the 23rd December 2010. No-one has been charged in relation to the death.
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 bans the breeding and sale or exchange of four kinds of dog - pit bull terriers, Japanese Tosas, the Dogo Argentinos, and the Fila Brasileiros. Cross-breeds of those dogs are covered by the law.