The inquest into the death of Harry Harper heard that the family had owned dogs for a number of years and that the dog concerned, "PJ" a Jack Russell Cross had never shown any previous aggression or violence.
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Duller conditions moving back towards the coast through the morning, leaving a mainly dry day with warm sunny spells.
Showery outbreaks of rain will become more widespread through Thursday with heavy and locally thundery downpours possible.
Pollen: West Midlands Update