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Dog that savaged three people to be destroyed

A DOG that savaged a seven-year-old boy and two other people, leaving them with permanent scars, has been ordered to be destroyed.

Sharon Lindsay, owner of the Japanese Akita, has been banned from keeping dogs for seven years and ordered to wear an electronic tag for nine months after pleading guilty to three charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Dundee Sheriff Court heard Lindsay, 40, had ignored police and council advice on how to control the animal - and refused to hand it over to authorities trying to protect the public after the third attack.

The dog, a breed not banned in the UK, bit all three victims at Lindsay's home in Dundee between October last year and March this year.

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