A Tauranga man has been charged in relation to a dog attack on Bayline Coaches supervisor who was attempting to protect children on a school bus stop in Poike last month.
Damien Te-Manu Oliver, 25, who appeared in Tauranga Registrar's Court this morning has denied one charge each of being the owner of unregistered dog, and being the owner of dog which attacked a person causing serious injury.
Police allege that the American pitbull terrier- cross named Haze attacked and bit a 61-year- old Bayline Coaches supervisor at bus stop near the intersection of Windermere Dr and Poike Rd about 8.30am on August 20.
The supervisor, who was called to the scene by a bus driver due to concerns that the dog was acting aggressively and harassing the school children at the bus stop.
He underwent surgery at Tauranga Hospital after sustaining a significant bite wound to his lower leg. Oliver's next appearance is in Tauranga District Court on October 10 for a judicial intervention hearing.
He was remanded at large.