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Dog owner jailed for 12 months over Sydney pitbull attacks

A man who owned one of two American Staffy dogs that mauled an elderly woman has been sentenced to 12 months in jail.

Jaiden Goodwin, whose dog was among two canines that attacked an 81-year-old in Sydney in 2016, was also fined and prohibited from owning another dog, according to Nine News. He is appealing the sentence.

Mr Goodwin’s brother Jai, who owned the other dog involved, was also fined around $10,000.

Jaiden Goodwin (pictured), whose American Staffy was among two canines that attacked an 81-year-old in Sydney in 2016, has been sentenced to 12 months jail over the incident

The two Staffordshire dogs, named Roxy and Zeus, were declared ‘menacing animals’ and were impounded following the attack in September last year. 

An elderly woman had been out walking on Fulton Avenue in Sydney’s west when she was set-upon by the dogs. 

The woman received numerous injuries in the attack, including a broken arm and lacerations to her face, head, arms, legs and torso, Nine reports.

In a statement about the incident the brothers said they felt bad for what had happened and ‘would never wish that upon anyone’. 

The two Staffordshire dogs, named Roxy and Zeus (pictured), were declared 'menacing animals' and were impounded following the attack in September last year

The two Staffordshire dogs, named Roxy and Zeus (pictured), were declared ‘menacing animals’ and were impounded following the attack in September last year

An elderly woman, as well as a group of strangers who stepped in to help her, were bitten

Four witness were injured after coming to the 81-year-old's aid

An elderly woman, as well as a group of strangers who stepped in to help her, were bitten, with images of the bites pictured

The woman's neighbour Nigel Kerr (pictured) was among a group of witnesses whowent to help and said the dogs had circled her 'like sharks'

The woman’s neighbour Nigel Kerr (pictured) was among a group of witnesses whowent to help and said the dogs had circled her ‘like sharks’

The woman’s neighbour Nigel Kerr was among a group of witnesses who were bitten after rushing to help her.

‘They were just circling her, like sharks… They were like they were protecting their piece of meat,’ he said.

While another witness said he saw ‘the lady lying down and bleeding from her nose and some other parts of her body,’ according to Yahoo7.  

The dogs had reportedly been chained up in a backyard prior to the incident, co-owner Miichaela-Louise Platt previously said. 

The young woman told Daily Mail Australia she had popped out to McDonald’s for 20 minutes when she returned she saw police cars lining her street in Wentworthville.

Both animals were sent to a facility in Blacktown and were later put down. 

The dogs (one pictured here)  had reportedly been chained up in a backyard prior to the incident, co-owner Miichaela-Louise Platt (also pictured) previously said

The dogs (one pictured here)  had reportedly been chained up in a backyard prior to the incident, co-owner Miichaela-Louise Platt (also pictured) previously said

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