16/05/2024

Belfast Woman Convicted Over Two Dog Attacks

Belfast City Council has welcomed the sentencing of a woman at Belfast Magistrates Court for two offences involving a dog attacking a person.

The council brought the prosecution against 47-year-old Lindsay Gorman, of Downhill Avenue, after reports that he Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dog had attacked and injured a three year old boy, injuring his arm, at Drumart Square, Belfast on 30 August 2022.
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And that the same dog had attacked a man, injuring his left calf, also at Drumart Square, on 10 December 2022.

Ms Gorman was convicted of two counts under Article 29(2) of The Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 following the attacks. On both occasions the dog had been left secured but unattended outside commercial premises.

Ms Gorman was sentenced to 4 months custody, suspended for 12 months for each offence and ordered to pay compensation orders totalling £300 with a further £176 legal and court costs.


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