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YouTuber with over nine million subscribers sentenced after German Shepherd named 'Tank' attacks woman

The victim had to go to hospital after the incident last year Credit: Deji/YouTube

A famous YouTuber has been fined over £8,000 after his dog attacked a woman and her partner outside his house in Peterborough.

Oladeji Olatunji - known on screen as 'Deji' - is the brother of 'KSI', one of the most popular creators on the video-sharing website.

On Tuesday, 17 December, the 23-year-old was sentenced alongside his mother, 53-year-old Olayinka Olatunji, for being in charge of a dog out of control.

It follows an incident at their house in July 2018, when a woman was bitten several times by Olatunji's dog 'Tank', a German Shepherd.

She had come to collect a parcel with her daughter and one-year-old granddaughter, but Tank escaped and chased them from the house.

The woman suffered multiple bites, and had to be admitted to hospital after they became infected.

The dog also bit the victim's son-in-law after he arrived on the scene, before finally being dragged back inside by Deji's father.

“This was, understandably, a frightening experience for the victim and her family. All dogs, big or small, can be dangerous if they are not properly trained and under control. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure their dog remains under control at all times, including when at home.

“It’s clear from the CCTV footage that the family didn’t have control of Tank, who was behaving aggressively and roaming the street without a collar. It is an offence to own a dangerous dog, or to have a dog that becomes dangerously out of control."

– PC Jemma Russell, Cambridgeshire Police

Deji, who has nearly 9.2m followers, posted a video following the sentencing, announcing that Tank was going to be put down.

He said: "Tank was the first ever dog I owned, I loved him to bits, I used to sleep on him. He was such a crazy, hyperactive dog."

His brother KSI made headlines around the world in November with his boxing match against Logan Paul. He is one of YouTube's biggest stars, with a subscriber count of 26.8m.

Deji said it had been a tough year and a half in a video on his YouTube channel:

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The judge also fined him £2,500 and ordered him to pay £5,845 in kennel costs, prosecution costs and a victim surcharge.

Mrs Olatunji was given a 12-month community order with 80 hours of unpaid work, ordered to pay £8,000 in compensation to the victim and £2,082 in kennel costs.

Both were issued with restraining orders in relation to the victims.