Woman charged after girl, 3, suffers life-changing injuries following doberman attack

Police have charged Lisa Garner with being the owner/person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury

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A 45-year-old woman has been charged with being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control after a three-year-old girl suffered life-changing injuries after being attacked by a doberman.

The youngster was taken to hospital following the incident in Botley Drive, Havant, Hampshire, on August 8.

Police have now charged Lisa Garner, who lives in the street, with being the owner/person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

She was bailed by officers to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on November 10.

Botley Drive
Botley Drive

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: “At around 6.35pm on Monday August 8, we received a report that a three-year-old girl had been bitten by a dog on Botley Drive, Havant.

“The girl was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

" She is now recovering at home.

“The dog involved, a doberman, has since been destroyed by police.

"As part of our enquiries Lisa Marie Garner of Botley Drive in Havant has been charged with being the owner/person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

"She has been bailed to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court."