Jury trial for woman accused of dangerous dog charge

Selkirk Sheriff Court
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A woman who denies being in charge of an Airdale terrier which was dangerously out of control and attacked a four-year-old child, to her severe in

jury and permanent disfigurement, is due to stand trial by jury on May 19.

Karissa Johnstone had a further first hearing set for May 12. Nineteen-year-old Johnstone, of Eildon Road, appeared at Selkirk Sheriff Court and denied committing an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act last May. The dog is alleged to have jumped on the child, causing her to fall to the ground, and bitten her on the head.