Dog destruction order overturned at Royal Court

A dog that was ordered to be put down after biting the face of a six-year-old girl in Jersey has been saved.

Dyson, an Alsatian-Husky cross, bit the girl in April, causing puncture wounds, and was ordered to be put down by Relief Magistrate Peter Harris.

Dyson's owner, Angela Melim, appealed the decision at Jersey's Royal Court.

Deputy Bailiff William Bailhache overturned the destruction order, but said Dyson must be muzzled and kept on a lead in public.

The dog must also undergo two years of training.

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