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Joel Goodman says that he has found closure over a dog attack in Epping following the owner's trial
A music teacher hospitalised after a dog attack says the trial of the owner has provided him with closure.
Joel Goodman, 28, underwent emergency surgery after being attacked by an English Bull Terrier on his morning run in Epping, in March.
Yesterday, the dog’s owner, Andrey Egorov, of Beaconfield Road, Epping, attended Harlow Magistrates’ Court, charged with allowing his pet to be dangerously out of control and cause injury.
The 46-year-old accepted a lesser charge of not having his dog under control and agreed to muzzle it and keep it on a lead when in public.
Mr Goodman said that despite the lesser charge and the ordeal that he went through, he believes that justice has been served.
He said: “I am satisfied with the outcome of this trial and feel a sense of closure on this issue.
“As a dog owner myself, I would like to state that my initial comment to have the dog put down was made in the heat of the moment when I was lying in hospital.
“I am satisfied that this dog now needs to be on a lead and muzzled at all times in public places.
“I would like to thank the local press for their involvement following this story. Without the coverage received, the outcome would have been different.”
Mr Goodman, of Lindsey Street, Epping, who had to have emergency surgery on his scrotum, has made a full recovery since the attack.
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