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Mepal lady’s dog hurt five-year-old woman at Sandringham Royal Estate


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A lady appeared in court after her Border Collie bit a five-year-old’s face – leaving her with scarring and a worry of huge dogs.

Denise Giles, 66, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, where she pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog which, while alarmingly out of control, triggered injury.

Crown district attorney Nicola Lamb informed magistrates that on November 18, Giles had actually been at the Royal Estate in Sandringham when her dog, a Border Collie called Shadow, bit the five-year-old victim on the face.

Denise Giles’ dog hurt a five-year-old woman at the Sandringham Royal Estate in November

The girl was provided instant treatment by staff at the Estate, prior to being required to healthcare facility.

The dog, a family animal which was purchased for Giles’ child, had actually simply been launched from a car when the attack happened.


Solicitor Stephen Langton, reducing for Giles, said: “This is, for all concerned, a horrific incident.”

He informed magistrates that the Border Collie has no history of aggressiveness – which Giles is a “very experienced dog owner and has had them all her life”.

Giles, of Laurel Close in Mepal, Cambridgeshire, had actually dropped in Sandringham throughout a journey to another area – with 2 kids reported to be having fun with her dog prior to the attack.

Mr Langton said the dog and the five-year-old efficiently “came face to face” – which it was hard to “even call what it was a bite”.

“It seems it was potentially a collision,” he included.

“Thankfully, she has made a full recovery.”


The lawyer likewise informed magistrates that the dog was never ever taken following the event, and stays at home with Giles – who has actually apparently made different queries regarding what she can do to enhance her dog’s behaviour when around kids.

Mr Langton said that specialists think that the dog must be kept a lead when in public – which Giles has actually followed that guidance because November 18.

“This has been a complete nightmare for all concerned,” he said.

Ms Lamb continued to check out a victim personal declaration, offered by the five-year-old’s mom, which detailed the “physical and emotional” effect the event has actually had on the kid.

Her injuries apparently consisted of a “large gash” to the left hand side of her nose and a “large chunk of lip completely missing”.

This resulted in swelling in her face, however the “amazing” surgical treatment performed in healthcare facility “done a very good job”.

“All you want to do is take away the pain from your child,” it checked out.

However, the woman needed to be fed liquid food for 6 days after the event, might not open her mouth effectively, and has actually been left “embarrassed by her scarring”.

She has actually been “overwhelmed” and “anxious” in school in spite of being a “very confident girl” formerly – and has actually been frequently awakening throughout the night, deciding to go and sleep with her mom.

The five-year-old has actually likewise established a worry of huge dogs, and her mom explained her screams after seeing one at a New Year’s celebration.

She has actually likewise asked when her scarring will disappear and said that she “doesn’t like it when dogs eat her face”.

Magistrates, led by Valerie Woods, decided to hand Giles a 12 month conditional discharge for enabling her Border Collie to get alarmingly out of control.

A contingent damage order was likewise made which needs the dog to be on a lead when in public and in a different room when kids under the age of 12 see Giles’ home.

Ms Woods said: “We are satisfied that Shadow does not constitute a danger to public safety.”

Giles was likewise bought to pay £100 in payment to the victim’s family, £145 in legal expenses and a £26 victim additional charge.

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