Owner jailed for 14 months after dog assaulted 11-year-old girl, breaking bones as she walked to school
- An 11-year-old girl suffered broken bones when she was beaten by a dog
- Dog owner Siddique Ali, 43, from Mile End, east London, was jailed for 14 months
A man has been sent to prison after his dog assaulted an 11-year-old girl in east London, leaving her with broken bones.
Siddique Ali, 43, from Mile End, was jailed for 14 months on Friday 12 May for being in charge of a dog that got dangerously out of control and injured a person at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
He was also not allowed to keep a dog for 10 years.
The young girl was walking to school in Limehouse on September 28 last year when she passed Ali with his two dogs.
One of the dogs attacked her, biting her hand and arm several times. A nearby taxi driver intervened to free the child from the dog’s grasp and she was taken to hospital where her treatment lasted several days.
Siddique Ali, 43, from Mile End, was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Friday 12 May for being in charge of a dog that got dangerously out of control and injured a person at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
The young girl was walking in Limehouse on her way to school on September 28 last year when she passed Ali with his two dogs (pictured on CCTV) – one of which lashed out at her
Dog owner Ali fled the scene of the incident before police arrived.
Detective Luke Hampton said at the time: ‘This was a shocking and sustained attack on a young girl as she was walking to school.
“The incident not only left her with serious injuries – including broken bones – but also traumatized her.”
After all other lines of inquiry had been exhausted, detectives released CCTV footage of the man with the dogs in December 2022, calling on the public to identify him.
Ali was mentioned by a caller and he was arrested at his home three days before Christmas. He was charged with controlling a dangerously out of control dog.
Detective Inspector Luke Hampton of the Met’s Central East Command said: ‘Ali had no control over the animal that attacked the child and even left the crime scene knowing she was seriously injured. I hope [the] The punishment brings a measure of comfort to the child and her family after what has been a deeply traumatic incident.”