Crazed XL Bully named 'Zeus' attacks three children in separate incidents just weeks apart before being sold by owners | The Sun

THREE children were attacked by an out-of-control XL Bully named Zeus just weeks apart – before its owners flogged the beast to a new home.

The youngsters were all injured by the crazed mutt in separate incidents in Forfar earlier this year.

Owner David McColl, 37, and his sister Andrea McColl, 35, appeared in the dock at the Sheriff Court in Forfar.

They both pled guilty to separate charges of being responsible for the animal while he was dangerously out of control, The Courier reports.

The court heard how Zeus injured two children, aged 9 and 10, after attacking them in Andrea's street.

It was also revealed the XL Bully was off his lead at the time of the attack on June 22.

And just one month later, Zeus scratched and bit an eight-year-old boy while David was in charge of him on July 23.

Zeus jumped at the child and knocked him to the ground during the horror incident.

The court was told how Zeus was sold by his owners since the attacks but has now been seized.

The dog's new owner was present in the courtroom.

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Andrea McColl admitted being responsible for the dangerous dog during June's attack, while David McColl admitted being responsible for him when he attacked the child in July.

Sheriff Derek Reekie deferred sentencing untilDecember 7 for social work reports to be carried out.

Whether or not Zeus is destroyed will be decided at the next court date.

The attacks came just months before PM Rishi Sunak announced a ban on the controversial breed – which has been linked to nine deaths, including three children, since 2021.

The ban was announced after Ian Price was mauled to death in a horrifying attack in Staffordshire in September.

Just last week we told how a teenager was left needing surgery after being savagely attacked by his XL Bully outside a block of flats in Motherwell – with passers-by desperately trying to bring the dog under control, with one person even battering it with a MOP.

And in September, a woman exclusively told The Scottish Sun how her beloved XL Bully bit off her thumb and mauled her husband at her Dundee home.

The XL Bully ban has sparked fierce debate, with some people massively behind it with others defending the dogs and saying the blame lies with bad owners.

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