Man charged with dog attack

A SELKIRK man has been arrested after his dog allegedly bit a member of the public.

The 53-year-old was charged with an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act after the incident on October 5, in the Raeburn Place area of the town.

A report is now being sent to the procurator fiscal.

The Dangerous Dogs Act was brought into force in 1991 after a six-year-old girl in Bradford was mauled by an animal.

It banned ownership of four types of dog commonly bred for fighting, but animal charity Blue Cross believe the act should shift responsibility more onto the owner rather than the dog.