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Warrant issued after owner of dangerous dogs fails to attend court
3:25pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
A JUDGE has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man whose Japanese akita dogs savaged a man walking with his pet at the Fens Park Nature Reserve, Brierley Hill.
Alan Pearce was out with his Staffordshire bull terrier Oscar when two akitas launched at his pet and when he tried to stop the attack he was bitten on the hand and feet.
Mohammed Mahdizada was set to be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday (September 2) having been convicted of being in charge of dogs that were dangerously out of control.
But the 27-year-old of Walpole Street, Wolverhampton, failed to turn up and Judge John Warner issued the warrant not backed for bail.
The Judge, who previously warned Mahdizada he could face time behind bars, was earlier told Mr Pearce had been badly affected by the attack which left him needing medical treatment.
Judge Warner has also made it clear he was considering making a destruction order for the two akitas but that cannot be made until the case against Mahdizada has been finalised.
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