Reiss Nelson to Face Criminal Trial After Alleged Dog Attack on Masseur
- Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson will face a criminal trial in September after his dog reportedly attacked the masseur in his north London home in 2020
- Tiago, believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier, allegedly attacked massage therapist Saeid Motaali, leaving him with injuries
- Nelson has been charged with ‘being in charge of a dog which caused injury while dangerously out of control’
Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson is set to stand trial in September after his dog allegedly attacked a masseur in his north London home in 2020. The incident caused injuries to the massage therapist, identified as Saeid Motaali. Nelson has been charged in relation to ‘being in charge of a dog which caused injury while dangerously out of control’ and has denied the accusation. The trial is scheduled for 4th September 2023.
Nelson has played 11 games for Arsenal this season, scoring three goals and providing three assists. The winger is in talks for a new contract at the north London club, where he has made 59 appearances since joining as a nine-year-old. The news is expected to be an unwelcome distraction for Mikel Arteta’s side, who are currently top of the Premier League table with an eight-point lead over their closest rivals.
Reiss Nelson, who has played 11 Arsenal games this season, faces a criminal trial in September
Nelson posted a picture of a dog to his Instagram page, sitting next to an Arsenal blanket
Nelson’s representative and Arsenal have been approached for comment on the matter.
Reiss Nelson’s case raises questions about pet ownership and responsibility for dog attacks. It is important for dog owners to ensure that their pets are well-trained and not prone to aggressive behavior. The incident serves as a reminder that dog attacks can cause serious injuries and that dog owners need to take adequate measures to prevent such incidents from happening.
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