The stepfather of a teenage girl mauled to death by a pack of dogs has welcomed proposals for life jail terms for owners of killer canines.
The owners of killer dogs could face life in prison - a huge leap from the current maximum of two years - under new proposals.
Merseyside Police are targeting irresponsible dog owners after a spate of animal attacks. They will stop owners out on streets and in parks.
The mother of an 11-month-old girl savaged to death by a pit bull terrier will face no legal action.
Chloe King who's 21 and from Blackburn, was held on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of Ava-Jayne Corless in February.
Her partner, Lee Wright, 27, was also arrested over the same alleged offence.
Both were released on bail pending further inquiries.
Lancashire Constabulary said neither would be prosecuted for manslaughter.
A spokesman said Mr Wright has been charged with possession of a fighting dog in contravention of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and also conspiracy to supply cannabis.
He'll appear before Blackburn magistrates on July 4th.
Two women are due in court after a pensioner from was mauled to death by a dog in Liverpool. Clifford Clarke, died in the garden of his home in Clubmoor in May last year. He was 79.
The women face a number of charges including three offences of causing unnecessary suffering to a dog and allowing it to enter a place where it was not permitted to be. They're due to appear at Liverpool's Community Justice centre.
Merseyside Police has charged two women with an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act following the death of 79-year-old Clifford Clarke last May.
Hayley Sulley (29) of Swallowhurst Crescent, Norris Green, and Della Woods( 29 )of Richard Kelly Close, Clubmoor, are charged with being in charge of a dog and allowing it to enter a place, which was not a public place where it was not permitted and whilst there (fatally) injured Clifford Clarke.
Both women have also been charged with three offences of causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.
They will appear at Liverpool Community Justice Centre on Tuesday, 11 February.
The parents of a girl from Wigan who was mauled to death by dogs will meet with Peers at the House of Lords today.
Jade Lomas Anderson died in March when she was savaged by dogs at a friend's house.
Her parents want Peers to support an amendment to the dangerous dogs bill to introduce Dog Control Notices.
MPs will vote in Parliament today on whether to change the law over dangerous dogs following the death of a schoolgirl in Atherton.
Jade Anderson was mauled to death by a pack of dogs in March.
Bolton West MP Julie Hilling wants police to have more powers over dog controls.
The new measures could give police the power to removed suspect dogs from a property.
Police are searching for the owner of a dog who mauled a man's arm in the street before leaving the scene.
Phil McMullen has been left with horrific injuries after the unprovoked attack near his home in Levenshulme.
The government has opened a public consultation on whether they should amend the maximum sentence for an aggravated offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
The survey regards where someone allows a dog to be dangerously out of control and the dog injures or kills a person or an assistance dog.