Man charged with dangerous dog offences in Birmingham

Birmingham Magistrates' Court shown from the outside
The man is due before Birmingham Magistrates' Court next month

A man has been charged with three counts of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control in a public place.

The 62-year-old was charged by post over the incident which happened in the Bordesley Green area of Birmingham last September, West Midlands Police said.

The force said the dog involved in the incident is currently in secure kennels.

The man is due at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on 22 February.

Legislation around the XL Bully breed comes into force on 1 February, West Midlands Police added.

"From this date owners will need to have an exemption certificate. Without one, could result in a conviction, fine, imprisonment or both," it said in a statement.

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