A MAN from Gwynedd who was jailed after his XL Bully dog bit a person in the face has been told that the pet is to be put down.

Luke Evans, 30, of Llain Y Maen, Blaenau Ffestiniog, was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment at Caernarfon Crown Court on February 8 for being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog causing injury.

The dog had bit a man, Huw Hickey, while not on a lead in Pwllheli on September 5, 2023, causing him minor injuries.


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Evans had also admitted failing to comply with a control of dog order which had been issued to him in December 2018 for a previous offence.

At Mold Crown Court today (April 4), barrister Alexandra Carrier told the court that, since Evans’ sentencing, it had since been established that the dog is indeed a XL Bully breed.

Recorder Wyn Lloyd-Jones, who also sentenced Evans in February, made a forfeiture and destruction order in respect of the dog.

Evans was also ordered to pay a statutory surcharge upon his release from prison.