A man has appeared in court after an XL Bully attack in New Cross

On August 13 this year a male was injured by a white XL Bully named Chapo outside a flat on Malpas Road, New Cross. 

Dwaine Siley, 40, who lives on the road where the attack took place, was charged with being the owner or person in charge of a dog which was dangerously out of control causing injury. 

Siley appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (December 7) where he pleaded guilty to the charge. 

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to take place. 

Siley will be sentenced in February. 

New rules due to come into force on December 31 will make it illegal to breed, sell, advertise, exchange, rehome, abandon or allow XL bully dogs to stray in England and Wales. 

It will be illegal to own an XL bully from February 1 2024 unless the animal is on an exempt list, called the Index of Exempted Dogs.