Man faces charges over Speke dog attack
A man has appeared in court over a dog attack which left two boys injured.
An 11-year-old was seriously injured in a mauling on Stapleton Avenue in Speke, Liverpool, on Sunday, while a 12-year-old suffered minor injuries.
Liverpool magistrates heard Fredrick Farnsworth, 72, faced two counts of being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog, which related to two Staffordshire bull terrier-type dogs.
He was ordered to appear at the city's crown court on 24 July.
A Merseyside Police spokesman said the 11-year-old suffered injuries to his legs, arms, face and back and remained in Alder Hey Children's' Hospital in a "serious, but not life-threatening condition".
The second boy was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.