Man faces charges after Gisborne boy attacked by dogs

Police at the scene of a dog attack in Gisborne. Photo / Gisborne Herald
Police at the scene of a dog attack in Gisborne. Photo / Gisborne Herald

Three days after a group dog attack in Gisborne put a young boy in hospital with head and leg injuries, a 43-year-old man facing charges has been told he is not allowed to possess dogs until a court case has been concluded.

Following an appearance before a Gisborne District Court registrar today, the man, who applied for interim name suppression, was remanded at large without plea in relation to six charges.

He faces three charges of owning a dog that causes injury.

He also faces three charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of utensils used for methamphetamine and cultivation of cannabis.

He was told he was not allowed to possess or have any dog under his control, ahead of his next court appearance on June 22.

Police consented to all bail conditions.

A five-year-old boy was discharged from hospital yesterday after having surgery to scalp and leg injuries inflicted in a dog attack at a suburban home in Gisborne on Saturday. -GSH

- Gisborne Herald

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