North West Wales

Dog to be destroyed after biting girl, 3, in the face

A greyhound dog must be destroyed after it bit a three-year-old girl in the face, leaving her needing a three-hour operation.

The child was bitten while out walking with her father at Harlech, Gwynedd, in September.

Dolgellau magistrates heard the dog attacked the girl after she asked its owner if she could stroke the animal.

Sharon Anne Davies, 50, pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dangerous dog.

In a statement, the girl's father said that she was now terrified of dogs.

She will need continued treatment after being left with a 2in (5cm) scar on her face.

Magistrates awarded £750 compensation to the girl and ordered that the 13-year-old dog be destroyed.

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