A woman has appeared in court for failing to control a Rottweiler dog that injured a 10-year-old child. 

Kim Wilson is accused of being in charge of the dog - called Rebel - when it was dangerously out of control on two separate occasions.

Appearing at Norwich Magistrates’ Court, the 40-year-old, of Alderford Common at Swannington, near Lenwade, spoke only to confirm her name, age and address but did not enter a plea.

The two charges she faces relate to incidents on April 13 and 14 in 2022 when the dog is said to have injured a boy who was aged 10 at the time.  

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Damien Moore, for Wilson, told the court that written representations were sent to prosecutors arguing that the matters would be better dealt with by non-court measures. 

“I do wonder what the public interest is in bringing this matter before the court?” he said.

Deputy District Judge Sundeep Pankhania said the injuries caused by the dog were “serious” but the decision whether to continue with charges rested with the CPS.

The case was adjourned until March 21.