‘Danger dogs’ face destruction after Plaistow swoop

Three pit bull terriers - banned in the UK - have been ordered to be destroyed by magistrates after being seized in Plaistow.

Mother and son Susan and Luke Johnson of Gad Close, admitted possession of the so-called ‘Devil Dogs’ at Stratford Court.

They were prosecuted by Newham Council under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 (amended 1997).

The son was sentenced to 30 hours at an attendance centre and ordered to pay costs of �7,270.69. His mother was given a two year conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs of �4,328.35.

Cllr Unmesh Desai, executive member for crime and anti-social behaviour said: “These dogs are classed as dangerous and should not be out in the community.”

He urged anyone with concerns about pit bull terriers should contact our animal welfare service on (020) 8586 9739.