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Man charged over Gillingham dog attack

A 43-year-old man has been charged with failing to control a dog in a public place after a teenager was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier.

Liam Monks, 13, suffered a serious leg injury after he was bitten by a dog at the Garrison Sports Ground in Gillingham on 29 December.

He had been playing football with friends when he was attacked. He had plastic surgery following the incident.

A 15-year-old boy who was also arrested has been released without charge.

The Staffordshire bull terrier believed to be responsible for the attack has been taken into police care.

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