Victim dragged from car after man ordered dog to attack him

Brian Hoey set the Cane Corso dog on the man in Bishopbriggs on May 5, 2022.

Victim dragged from car after man ordered Cane Corso dog to attack him in East Dunbartonshire Getty Images

A victim was dragged from his car after a man ordered a dog to attack him.

The man was mauled by a Cane Corso dog named Diesel in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, on May 5 2022.

The one-metre-tall dog leapt up and tried to bite him on the arm through his open car window.

The terrified victim tried to escape from the passenger side but was pulled from the car by Diesel who continued the vicious attack.

He was left with puncture marks to his bicep.

Brian Hoey, 36, pled guilty mid-trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court to assaulting the man to his injury.

The charge states that Hoey set a dog on the man and repeatedly ordered it to pursue him.

It is said this caused Diesel to pursue the man and bite him as well as attempted to bite him on the body.

Co-accused Ashley O’Donnell, 34, had her not guilty plea accepted by the Crown.

The trial was told in evidence by the victim that he was asked to deliver a package at the home of a woman he had never met before.

There was a dispute over money and Hoey – with who the victim had a previous falling out – appeared.

Jurors watched CCTV of the incident where the dog appeared from behind Hoey.

Hoey told Diesel: “Get him, get him” and the dog reacted by attacking the man.

Diesel attempted to bite the man through his car window before he moved to the passenger side to get out.

The dog then grabbed him by the arm and sank its teeth into him.

Diesel then dragged the man out the car before the victim ran away but he was pursued by the dog.

The dog attempted to bite the man who was left with bite marks to his arm around the bicep.

He was heard screaming as Diesel repeatedly bit him again.

He was able to escape from the dog by climbing a six foot fence and hid before police officers arrived.

The victim did not require medical assistance and was treated at the scene.

Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court that the dog has been in kennels since the incident.

Ian McCelland, defending, said: “The dog belongs to his former co-accused.

“My client was only there for the night because of an argument that he had in his own home.

“He was there to stay and went back to his own home with his wife. He had no real prior involvement with the dog.”

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