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Boy bitten in the face by dog

Jazzy

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A boy suffered horrific injuries after he was bitten on the face by a dog while taking a Snapchat selfie.

The 11-year-old had to have 21 stitches after Digby, a husky, attacked him, Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard.

Stuart Harris, 45, has now pleaded not guilty to having a dangerously out of control dog but has been ordered to have the dog put down.

The boy was friends with Harris’s son when the attack happened in Chelmsford.

The boy was sat on the sofa when Digby jumped up next to him and as he took the picture he was attacked.

Speaking to the court last week his mother said: ‘He now has a great fear of dogs, especially bigger dogs, which he never had before. We have to cross the road now if we see one coming.

‘If he goes round friend’s houses who have dogs they have to be put in cages because his friends know he has a fear of them.

‘He’s very self-conscious of the scar on his face and when people ask about it he feels very awkward and embarrassed. He doesn’t want his photo taken unless you can’t see the scar.’

Harris is appealing against the destruction order for the dog, and has 21 days to put a case together to go back before magistrates.
Should this dog be put down? (Why/Why Not)
 

Lonelylycan

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This is hard,
All dogs are born innocent until their owners start to train them..
But vicious dogs are a serious problem... Huskys can be but I was always more scared of the little dogs as they bite ankles etc bigger dogs for some reason don't..
 

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He should have the dog put down. Obviously it's a risk having people around it. Worse he could be facing a lawsuit if he doesn't.
 
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DaveM

There is normally more to some of these dog attack stories that we just don't hear about and some unanswered questions.
 

APS

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It says "As he took the picture he was attacked"
Wonder if he used the flash,if so that could well have unsettled the dog.
 

Worldwide

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Normally I would say yes, but Huskies are not generally violent dogs by nature so I would want more information first
 
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leapinglena

what was the boy doing....to the dog....right before he tried to take a selfie....to much missing information....and why is always the dogs fault when they bite someone....that is not right...either....
 
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