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Amputee dog breeder Stephen Potts in court over attack

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Image caption Stephen Potts did not enter a plea

A dog breeder who had his arm amputated after being mauled by his own animals has appeared before magistrates.

Stephen Potts is charged with owning dangerously out of control dogs after a 63-year-old man was attacked in fields in County Durham on 21 October.

The day before, Mr Potts had been released from a stay in hospital after he was injured by two of his American Bulldogs, which were later destroyed.

The 48-year-old will next appear at Durham Crown Court on 11 December.

No plea was entered and he was granted bail by magistrates in Peterlee.

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