The chairman from one of the developers who applied to take on the former North Wales Hospital has accepted an apology after being bitten by a dog on the site.

Lawrence Kenwright, chairman of Liverpool-based property developer Signature Living, accepted an "unreserved apology" from the gatekeeper of the former North Wales Hospital site after his dog allegedly attacked him last month.

A video surfaced on social media last month of Mr Kenwright visiting the Denbigh-based site when he was confronted by Gatekeeper Elwyn Pierce.

Mr Pierce asked the visitor to leave the site and when Mr Kenwright went to talk to him the gatekeeper threatened to release his German Shepherd dog.

He proceeded to do so at which time the dog bit Mr Kenwright on the hand.

The matter was reported to the North Wales Police and Mr Pierce was formally interviewed under caution by Police.

As a result of the Police interview and conditions of Mr Pierce’s caution, Mr Kenwright has agreed not to take matters further and accept an apology from Mr Pierce who will also have to comply with a series of pre-conditions.

North Wales Police have told Mr Pierce he will not be allowed to return to the North Wales Hospital site with his dog, Kaiser. He will also no longer act as any self appointed site security at Denbigh or interfere with any persons lawfully on the site.

Mr Pierce has also offered an apology to Mr Kenwright for his actions which Mr Kenwright accepts as sincere and genuine.

Mr Kenwright said: “I accept the apology from Mr Pierce for his actions taken on that day. I agree with the response and actions taken by North Wales Police against Mr Pierce, which are proportionate and reasonable and which will hopefully avoid any situation like this ever happening again."

As a result of the incident Mr Pierce's dog Kaiser was set to be "put to sleep" until Mr Kenwright stepped in.

He added: "I am absolutely delighted and relieved that Mr Pierce’s dog “ Kaiser" will be saved from being put to sleep as a result of the attack given how serious these matters are now treated.

"I am very pleased that North Wales Police have put the welfare of the dog first and foremost in this situation.

"As an animal lover myself, I pleaded for Kaiser to be saved, the dog was in no way to blame for this incident.

"Thankfully North Wales Police have made a good judgement all round on this situation and I am very pleased with the outcome and I would like to thank them for their time.”