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Sandwich man sentenced over dangerous dog at Channel Magistrates in Folkestone

By Emily Stott

A man from Sandwich has been sentenced for allowing his dog to be out of control and causing injury.

Mark Lucene Edward Blackburn, 54, of Stonar Close, was the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control and injured a man outside the house on Christmas Eve last year.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 28 days in prison, suspended for six months, and also handed a contingent destruction order at Channel Magistrates’ Court, Folkestone, on June 2.

More dogs are stolen in Kent than anywhere else in the country. Library image.

This means that unless the dog is kept under proper control by the owner then it will be destroyed.

The owner must keep the animal muzzled in public and kept on a lead at all times to ensure this doesn’t happen.

The case was heard at Folkestone Magistrates' Court

Mr Blackburn was also ordered to pay £300 in compensation, £85 in costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

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