Worst UK dog attacks in recent years

The death of 14-year-old Jade Anderson comes after a string of dog attacks in recent years.

In 2009 three-month-old Jaden Mack was killed by a Staffordshire bull terrier and a Jack Russell at his grandmother's home in South Wales.

Three-month-old Jaden Mack was killed by a Staffordshire bull terrier and a Jack Russell. Credit: Gwent Police

In the same year four-year-old John-Paul Massey died at his grandmother's house in Liverpool after suffering "massive injuries" inflicted by a pitbull, a breed banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Eight-day-old Harry Harper died from a head injury last November after being bitten by a dog in Ketley, Telford.

A post-mortem concluded the cause of death was a "significant" head injury, caused by the family Jack Russell.

Harry Harper died after being bitten by a dog in Telford, Shropshire. Credit: Family Handout

In March, a pit bull-type dog mauled five police officers during a raid in Newham, East London. All five officers needed hospital treatment for leg and hand wounds.

A woman who approached a dog in Falmouth, Cornwall, after being concerned for its welfare was viciously attacked and required surgery to her leg last June.

The19-year-old called police from her car to report the tan-coloured Staffordshirebull terrier had bitten her and was attempting to chew its way into her car.

Last month a police dog injured four people, including a 13-year-old girl, after escaping from its kennel. The teenager was taken to hospital for treatment after being bitten on her arm and leg by the German Shepherd-type dog in Glossop, Derbyshire.