Wigan man accused of punching dog

A Wigan man has been accused of punching a dog and on Christmas Day failing to stop a dog from savaging a family member.
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Ian Mitchell, 56, of Linney Square, Scholes, stood before borough magistrates to deny attacking the animal on December 15 and 10 days later having an out-of-controla Japanese Akita called Roxy which bit Maureen Mitchell.

The case was adjourned until a trial at the same court on April 21.