Woman in court after Northumberland playground dog attack

A woman appeared in court this morning after 11 children were bitten by a dog in a Northumberland playground.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 21 May, 2016, 11:12
Paramedics treat the injured after dog attack in Blyth. Picture by John Tuttiett.

Claire Neal, 37, of Chasedale Crescent, Blyth, pleaded not guilty to a charge of being the owner of a dog that was dangerously out of control.

Up to 11 children were bitten when the dog, a tan-coloured Staffordshire bull terrier, got into a play area in Burns Avenue, Blyth, at 6.30pm on Wednesday.

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Three of the children were kept in hospital overnight for treatment.

Neal was remanded in custody by magistrates in Newcastle and will next appear at crown court on June 3.