Police charge man over dog attack at Coonamble

A man has been charged in relation to a serious dog attack in the state’s Central West.

Between 11am and 11.30am (Friday 21 June 2019) a man was conducting business at a Coonamble address when he was attacked by several large dogs, seriously injuring his right arm.

He also sustained injuries to his face, shoulders and left arm.

The owners of the dogs returned to the property to discover the man injured and removed four dogs prior to emergency services arriving on site.

The man was flown to John Hunter Hospital for treatment where he has since had his right arm amputated.

About 9.50am today (Wednesday 3 July 2019), a 53-year-old man was arrested at Coonamble Police Station in relation to the incident.

He has been charged with:

  • Owner of menacing dog not comply with section 51 or 56
  • Fail to comply with menacing dog control requirements
  • Hinder investigation of serious indictable offence
  • Grievous bodily harm by negligent act

The man was granted bail and will appear before Coonamble Local Court on Tuesday 16 July 2019.

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