BREAKING NEWS: Man pleads guilty to eight charges after dog attacks

Spencer Brown leaving Hastings Magistrates Court
Spencer Brown leaving Hastings Magistrates Court

A YOUNG man has admitted allowing his two dogs to escape from his house and attack six people in the street causing several to need hospital treatment for serious injuries.

Spencer Brown, 21, of Marline Road, St Leonards, admitted eight charges when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday).

Magistrates heard how five people required hospital treatment after his Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Tilly and Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross called Freak went on the rampage, biting victims at will on their arms and legs.

Father-of-one Brown was arrested at his home on Sunday evening shortly after the frenzied attacks took place.

Wearing Bermuda shorts and a grey t-shirt, Brown was brought into the dock from custody flanked by two security guards.

He admitted six charges of owning a dog which was allowed to be dangerously out of control causing injuries in a public place.

He admitted one charge of possession of cannabis after police found a small quantity of the drug during a search of his home.

Brown also admitted one charge of owning a dangerous dog which caused injury in a private place.

This related to an incident on May 16 this year when Brown was at the home of a man called Jason Griggs.

There was an altercation during which Freak jumped up at Mr Griggs and bit his arm and hand.

Mr Griggs required 69 stitches and was unable to return to work as a self-employed electrician after the attack.

Magistrates committed the case to crown court for sentence. Brown was granted conditional bail to reside at his mother’s home in Croby, Northamptonshire.