Northwich man banned from owning dogs for five years.
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A man whose pet Rottweiler attacked an innocent member of the public in Northwich has been banned from owning dogs.
Jason Lowe, of Station Road, Northwich, owned two Rottweilers and a Labrador.
On Saturday 12 December 2020 the 45-year-old decided to take them for a walk in the town.
Despite being aware that the dogs could be dangerous, he did not put muzzles on them and only the Labrador and one of the Rottweilers were on a lead.
As he walked down Chester Way, without any warning the second Rottweiler lunged towards an innocent member of the public and bit their right arm.
Thankfully the man was wearing a thick quilted coat and escaped without any injuries.
The incident was reported to police and Lowe was subsequently charged in connection to the attack.
Lowe appeared at Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 3 September where he pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dangerously out of control dog.
He was disqualified from owning dogs for five years and ordered to pay a £200 fine.
Lowe was also ordered to pay £50 compensation, £34 victims surcharge and £85 court costs.
Following the incident Police Constable Ellie Reddecliff said: “I welcome the conclusion of this case and I hope that it provides reassurance to local residents.
“Prior to this incident Lowe had already been spoken to by police and he had signed a voluntary Dog Behaviour Contract in which he agreed to adhere to a number of strict conditions.
“Yet he showed total disregard for this contract and purposefully chose to take them out without the appropriate safety measures.
“Thankfully on this occasion the victim escaped without any injuries, however the consequences could have been far worse.”