A woman has been charged after a 10-year-old girl was attacked by two Rottweiler dogs in a Dundee street.The dog owner is being charged under Section 3 of the the Dangerous Dog Act, "Keeping dogs under proper control":
Rhianna Kidd underwent emergency surgery after being attacked while riding her bike in Dryburgh Street at 1100 BST on Sunday. Her grandmother Irene Grady, who lives in the area, told BBC News that she ran out of her house after seeing one of the Rottweilers drag Rhianna off her bike.
The two dogs pinned her down and began to savage her. A passing motorist sounded his horn to try to distract the dogs.
Mrs Grady said: "When I got over there, where she was, the dogs went away from her, not away, but they went off her, so I just got down and picked her up and put her close beside me.
"She was screaming and she was shouting 'granny, my leg, my leg'.
A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) or (3) above other than an aggravated offence is liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or both...Six months! That's it! That's the only justice the mauled girl will receive from her society? It seems terribly unfair.