Pensioner urges judge to let her have dog home for Christmas

Wednesday, 21st December 2011

A pensioner has urged a judge to let her have her dog back for Christmas as she misses the animal.

Catherine Hull, 72, had her six-year-old crossbreed dog Ben taken off her after it allegedly bit a police community support officer in Bradford, reports

Peter Hampton, Ms Hull's barrister, is quoted as saying: "She wants her dog let out of custody and she wants to know where he is being kept."

Ms Hull pleaded not guilty to being in charge of a dog which was dangerously out of control. The alleged incident took place on July 20th.

"It is quite a long time without my dog. I have had him since he was eight weeks old," she said.

"I am concerned about my animal. He has the best of treatment in my house."

Recorder Andrew Stubbs told Ms Hull in Bradford Crown Court that she must return to court for her trial, adding that he did not know where the animal was.