Danger dogs: Man pleads guilty

Ten people needed hospital treatment after a dog attack in Hastings. Police received reports two dogs had escaped onto Marline Road on Sunday night.

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Dog owner pleads guilty

A man has pleaded guilty to having a dangerous dog in public after 10 people were attacked in East Sussex. It happened on Marline Road in Hastings on Sunday night. 21-year-old, Spencer Brown, of Marline Road has been committed to Crown Court for sentencing.

Man to appear in court following dog attacks

A 21-year-old man has been charged following a dog attack which left 10 people needing hospital treatment.

Spencer Brown, 21, of Marline Road, St Leonards, Hastings, is charged with six counts of owning a dog dangerously out of control in a public place in Marline Road on July 22.

He is also charged with possession of cannabis on the same day and owning a dog dangerously out of control in a private place on May 16.

He is set to appear at Hastings Magistrates' Court later today.

Another man, aged 22, who was arrested at the scene on Sunday has been released without a charge.

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Dog attacks: Man charged

A man has been charged and will appear in court tomorrow following a dog attack in St Leonards, Hastings, which left ten people needing hospital treatment.

Spencer Brown, 21, of Marline Road, St Leonards, is charged with six counts of owning a dog dangerously out of control in a public place,

possession of cannabis and owning a dog dangerously out of control in a private place.

Another man aged 22 who was arrested at the scene has been released without charge.

Ten people received serious bites, cuts and scratches in the attacks and were treated at the Conquest Hospital.

All have been released from hospital but three have been referred for out patient treatment. The two dogs have been taken to secure kennels in the South East. The police will be seeking a destruction order for the dogs to be destroyed.

Council condemns dog attacks

Hastings Borough Council has condemned the dog attacks which took place in the town's Marline Drive Sunday evening.

Cllr Phil Scott, lead member for the environment, said: "This was horrific, and my thoughts and best wishes go out to the dogs' victims.

"Although obviously a police matter, promoting responsible dog behaviour and management is a priority for us, and we will do all we can to help the police with their enquiries into this incident."

Second arrest after dog attack, as injuries climb

Two men are now in custody following a dog attack in Hastings on Sunday, which left ten people requiring hospital treatment, police say.

Officers attended Marline Road in St Leonards at around 8.55pm following a report that two dogs had escaped into the street and several people had been attacked.

By the time they arrived one of the dogs had already been detained by members of the public. The second dog was then contained by a dog unit, allowing paramedics to treat those injured.

A 22-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of allowing dogs to be dangerously out of control.

A 21-year old local man was arrested on suspicion of the same offence late this morning.

Police say ten people, none of whom are children, sustained a range of serious, but not life threatening, injuries.

The two dogs were taken to secure kennels where they are being "examined and assessed".

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