17 Jul 2008

Police consider charges against owner after dog attack

8:39 pm on 17 July 2008

The police in Morrinsville say a decision on whether any charges will be laid against the owner of four hunting dogs that attacked a 13-year-old boy will be made early next week.

The boy received more than 100 wounds when the four Pitbull-Greyhound-cross hunting dogs mauled him while he rode his bike down on Monday evening.

The dogs have since been destroyed.

The police say they are following a number of lines of inquiry, including talking to witnesses.

The boy, whose name isn't being released, remains in a fair condition and is likely to remain in Waikato Hospital for a few more days.