Dog yob faces four more charges

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A 21-YEAR-OLD yob whose two dogs escaped from his house and went on the rampage attacking members of the public has admitted four more charges in court today (WEDNESDAY).

Jobless Spencer Brown, 22, of Marline Road, St Leonards appeared before Hastings Magistrates Court to face four

further counts of owning a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.

It related to a terrifying incident on Sunday July 22 when his Staffordshire Pit Bull, called Tilly and Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, called Freak, got through an open window and attacked up to 10 people.

Five victims needed hospital treatment, three of them requiring serious plastic surgery.

Brown was later arrested and appeared in court on July 24.

He pleaded guilty to six charges of owning a dog which was allowed to be dangerously out of control in a public and cause injuries in a private place on 22 July.

He also admitted possession of cannabis on the same day and owning a dog dangerously out of control in a private place which caused injury in St Leonards on 16 May.

This related to an incident involving electrician Jason Griggs when one of Brown’s dogs jumped up and savaged his hand. Mr Griggs required 69 stitches and claimed he was unable to work since.

The latest charges relate to the last four victims involved in the July 22 incident.

Brown has been released on bail and will be sentenced on 30 August.

A court venue has yet to be decided.

Sussex Police have applied for a destruction order for the dogs which are currently being held in secure kennels outside of the county. This will be considered by the court when Brown is sentenced.