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Dog Bite – Case Study 1

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Mr R was walking through a public park one Sunday morning when he was threatened by a group of males asking him for money. They warned him they would set their dog on him if he refused. The dog, a Staffordshire Bull terrier type dog was given a command to attack when Mr R told the group he had no money to hand over.

He suffered significant injuries to the skin, muscles and tendons in his leg. He was admitted to the Royal Oldham Hospital and had to have surgery and skin grafts to both legs. A claim was made through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority as a result of the violent crime and the Claimant was awarded over £3,000.

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