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Suspended prison sentence for man after dog bites train guard

Bangor Railway Station. Credit: Google

A man has been banned from owning a dog after his Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross-breed bit a train guard.

British Transport Police says Samual Danson, aged 39, of Llandudno Junction in Bangor, pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury and was sentenced at Gwynedd Magistrates’ Court to six weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.

His dog bit a train guard at Bangor railway station.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £185 and a victim surcharge of £115. The was later destroyed.

On 15 July last year, Danson took his dog to Bangor railway station, where the dog bit a train guard. The attack left the victim with injuries to his arm and leg which required hospital treatment.

PC Jon Liptrot said: “We’re pleased to report that Danson will not be allowed to own a dog for the foreseeable after what was a very nasty attack at Bangor station.”