Personally, I'm quite impressed he went to the police and admitted it was his dog. OK so it should never have happened but now everyone knows who the dog and the owner are. There are plenty of 19 year olds out there who wouldn't have gone forward. Perhaps now he'll learn what it takes to be a responsible dog owner.
Wholeheartedly agree, good on him, many others older and wiser would not have. The news story reports the westie ran off and the 'attack' was not witnessed by the owners. Having known the odd westie in my time, this could well have been a case of self defence.
Interesting there is no mention of the breed of the attacker
Not knowing the background, shall reserve judgement.