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Two in court over dog attack on Dundee schoolgirl

The scene of the incident
Image caption The alleged attack took place on Linton Street and Dryburgh Street

A man and a woman have appeared in court charged in connection with allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control after a girl was mauled.

Sarah Kerr, 33, appeared on petition at Dundee Sheriff Court accusing her of being in charge of the dog and allowing it to be dangerously out of control.

Derek Adam, 37, from Dundee, appeared on the same petition, with charges alleging he was the owner of the dog.

The charges relate to alleged incidents in the city in August, the court heard.

Mr Adam was also charged with failing to comply with a court order requiring him to keep two dogs under control.

'Broken jaw'

Neither Mr Adam nor Ms Kerr, whose address was given as "care of Muir Myles Laverty, solicitors, Dundee", made a plea or declaration at the private hearing before Sheriff Ian Anderson.

They were committed for further examination and allowed bail.

Prosecutor Trina Sinclair said the alleged incidents took place in Linton Street and Dryburgh Street, Dundee, on 29 August 2010.

A 10-year-old schoolgirl was riding her bike when she was allegedly attacked, suffering injuries including a broken jaw and bites to her legs and arms, and required surgery at hospital.

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