A pensioner was hospitalised for three days after a crazed dog bit straight through his hand – and then savaged his beloved West Highland terrier.
It was the second time that Henry Torz, from Kingstanding, had been attacked by bull terrier cross Bruno.
Yup, of course, the authorities did the usual nothing when faced with a dangerous dog.
On the first occasion, officers warned the animal’s owner to keep the dog under control.
Now the 66-year-old has slated the punishment dished out to Sharon Reding by Birmingham magistrates.
Reding, 43, admitted allowing her pet to be dangerously out of control and was handed a six-month conditional discharge by city magistrates.
She was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.
She must also keep the animal muzzled in public.
So what’s the point in passing new legislation when the State is lackadaisical, inconsistent and slapdash about excercising their existing powers?