A MAN whose Rottweiler attacked a member of the public has been banned from owning dogs.

Jason Lowe, from Northwich, took his two Rottweilers into town, and despite being warned by police that they could be dangerous, he failed to muzzle them.

Only one of the Rottweilers and his other dog, a Labrador, were on a lead. As Lowe walked along Chester Way, one of the Rottweilers lunged towards a passer by and bit his right arm.

Thankfully the man was wearing a thick quilted coat and escaped without any injuries.

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The incident on Saturday, December 12, last year, was reported to the police and Lowe was subsequently charged in connection with the attack.

The 45-year-old, of Station Road, pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dangerously out of control dog when he appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on September 3.

Lowe was disqualified from owning dogs for five years and ordered to pay a £200 fine, £50 compensation, £34 victim's surcharge and £85 court costs.

PC Ellie Reddecliff said: “I welcome the conclusion of this case and I hope that it provides reassurance to local residents.

“Prior to this incident Lowe had already been spoken to by police and he had signed a voluntary dog behaviour contract in which he agreed to adhere to a number of strict conditions.

“Yet he showed total disregard for this contract and purposefully chose to take them out without the appropriate safety measures.

“Thankfully on this occasion the victim escaped without any injuries, however the consequences could have been far worse.”