Kurt Bayer

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Alleged mauling case: Owner of rottweilers remanded

The dogs were destroyed two days after the attack on family orders. Photo / File / Thinkstock
The dogs were destroyed two days after the attack on family orders. Photo / File / Thinkstock

The owner of two rottweilers that allegedly mauled an 8-year-old Christchurch boy has been remanded for two weeks without plea.

Ralph Neville Sparks, 44, a painter from Christchurch, had been summonsed to appear in the city's district court today.

He has been charged with owning a dog that attacked a person causing serious injury.

Mason Bennett, 8, was hospitalised and required plastic surgery for bite wounds to his head, face, and leg after being set upon at Linfield Park, Bromley, near his Rudds Rd home on August 17.

Two dogs were destroyed two days later on the orders of their owner, Christchurch City Council said.

Sparks received a registrar's remand today, which meant he did not have to appear before a judge.

He was remanded without plea on bail to appear in court on October 29.

- APNZ

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