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.

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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