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27 February 2013, 10:00
A man is starting a four-month jail sentence for owning dangerous dogs in Oxford.
Christopher Smith, 30, from Aldbarton Drive, Barton let his two dogs out onto the street without collars or leads.
They attacked three people – who all had to go to hospital.
One of the victims needed two operations, including skin grafts and plastic surgery following the attack.
Smith pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court to two counts of owning a dog dangerously out of control causing injury to a person.
He was also sentenced to 14 days for possession of cannabis.
The court made an order for the dogs to be destroyed and also banned Smith from owning dogs in the future.
Investigating officer, PC Kelly Gladstone said: “This was a particularly vicious attack and the victims are still recovering from their injuries.
“I commend them for their support and strength throughout.
“Along with the CPS, our priority has been to make sure that these dogs never hurt anyone ever again and that Christopher Smith is not in a position where he will ever have another dog.
“This has been achieved.”