Log In

Reset Password

Couple fined after pitbull attack

A Pembroke couple were fined in Magistrates' Court for owning a pair of illegal pitbulls involved in an attack on a young boy.

Kirk and Terry-Lynn Wade, both 52, pleaded guilty to two counts of owning unlicensed pitbulls.

The court heard that at about 5.30pm on June 14 last year, police and animal wardens received a report of a dog attack at Admiralty House that resulted in a nine-year-old boy suffering wounds to both legs.

The defendants's son, 25-year-old Kyle Wade, allegedly had care and control of the dogs at the time of the incident but did not appear in court.

The dogs, named Yen and Euro, have both been euthanised.

Kirk Wade apologised to the family of the boy who was injured, saying he kept the dogs because he knew they would otherwise be put down.

“These dogs were our family,” he said. “My first intent was to take them to the Government, but I knew they were going to be killed. They were going to be killed either way.”

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined both defendants $250 for each of the two charges against them.

• It is The Royal Gazette's policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. As we are legally liable for any slanderous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published January 13, 2016 at 11:34 am (Updated January 13, 2016 at 10:48 pm)

Couple fined after pitbull attack

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon