A CHALLENGE has been made over the sentence handed to the owner of a dangerous dog in Bradford earlier this month.

An application was made to the Attorney General's office over the suspended jail term given to David Moore, whose American Bulldog bit a police community support officer.

Moore, 63, of Dorothy Street, Keighley, pleaded guilty to being the owner of dog that was dangerously out of control at the garage and injured the PCSO on March 22, 2020.

He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, with ten rehabilitation activity days and 150 hours of unpaid work. He was banned from keeping a dog for two years.

After the sentencing, a bid was made under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme which allows members of the public to ask for certain sentences to be reviewed and possibly increased if they are found to be too low.

But dangerous dog charges are not covered by the scheme, and the challenge has been rejected.

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Bradford Crown Court heard how the officer was investigating a suspected burglary at Worth Valley Garage in Worth Way, Keighley, when the large white dog called Buddy ran at her and sunk its teeth into both her arms.

The officer read out her victim personal statement in court saying she feared the dog was going to kill her as she lay on the ground.