Second man charged over dog attack at Coonamble

A second 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.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District arrested and charged a second man, aged 20, in relation to the incident today (Friday 5 July 2019).

He was issued with a Future Court Attendance Notice for the following offences:

  • Owner of dog who attacks person due to owner’s negligence
  • Owner of attacking dog
  • Negligent act causing grievous bodily harm
  • Hinder police

The man will appear at Coonamble Local Court on 20 August 2019.

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