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More than 50 dog attacks on people since 2017 in Jersey

In only one instance was the owner brought before a magistrate and fined. Credit: Axel Heimken/DPA/PA Images

More than 50 dog attacks on people have been reported in Jersey since 2017.

Figures from a Freedom of Information request show that 52 attacks were reported, with 14 recorded so far in the year to August 2019.

14 incidents were reported in 2018, with a further 24 logged in 2017.

Of the overall figure, 22 of the reports were not part of a formal complaint and were logged for information purposes only.

In only one instance was the owner brought before a magistrate and fined.

In four cases, the owner of the dog was identified and interviewed but there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

No dogs were euthanised on instruction of a court order over the two- year period.