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Rottweiler owner has sentence cut after Southend attack
A dog owner who was given a 16-month jail term after one of his Rottweilers attacked a seven-year-old boy on a beach in Southend has persuaded the Court of Appeal to cut his sentence.
Unemployed Rowan Diedrick, whose dog attacked the youngster at Southend in August 2011, had his prison term reduced to 11 months by three appeal judges following a hearing in London.
Diedrick, 29, of Enfield, north London, had been jailed by Judge Owen Davies QC at Basildon Crown Court in June 2012 after admitting having a dog dangerously out of control.
The little boy had been taken to the beach by his grandparents and needed 60 stitches after being bitten on the arm and shoulder as he played by the sea, judges were told.
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