56 year-old sustained arm injuries during attack at Highams Park Field

Sentencing adjourned for dog attack owner

Sentencing adjourned for dog attack owner

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

The sentencing of a dog owner whose bullmastiff attacked a walker has been adjourned. 

Sylvester Campbell, of Lichfield Road in Woodford Green, admitted responsibility after his bullmastiff was dangerously out of control in Highams Park field off Charter Road on April 18.

It is the fourth time the sentencing has been adjourned at Thames Magistrates Court since June 23. 

The 24-year-old remanded on unconditional bail was due to be sentenced yesterday but is now scheduled to take place on September 15 after the prosecution asked for time to consider a defence report from a dog expert. 

Police were called to the field following a report a man had been bitten by a dog.

Park user Howard Clarke, 56, sustained minor arm injuries during the attack and Campbell was arrested at the scene.

The bullmastiff which is not prohibited under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, was seized by police.

Magistrates' will also consider what measures to take against the bullmastiff. 

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