Tyne & Wear

Claire Neale denies owning Blyth park attack dog

Claire Neale leaving Newcastle Crown Court
Image caption Claire Neale left Newcastle Crown Court after being granted conditional bail

A woman has denied being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control after 12 people were attacked in a play park in Blyth.

Nine youngsters needed hospital treatment after the incident with a brown-coloured Staffordshire bull terrier dog at the park in Burns Avenue on 20 May.

Claire Neale, 37, of Chasedale Crescent in Blyth, denied the charge at Newcastle Crown Court.

A trial date has been set for February.

Ms Neale was granted bail on the condition she lives in South Tyneside, does not enter Blyth and does not own a dog.

Image copyright Jeffrey Nesbitt
Image caption Police detained the dog in the play park

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