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MPs debate new dog 'licence' to help control dangerous breeds after death of Bolton schoolgirl

Dangerous dogs, MPs debate new licence scheme Credit: PA

A new scheme to force dog owners to register their animals every year is being debated by MPs. It follows the death of 14 year old Jade Lomas Anderson. Her local Bolton MP Julie Hilling has been calling for tougher action on dangerous dogs since Jade was killed by dogs in 2013.

Jade Lomas Anderson was killed by dogs Credit: ITV Granada

She's backing calls from Jade's parents and from the coroner at her inquest They all want a licence brought back. The MP wants money raised from the scheme to be used to enforce conditions and penalties on the owners of dangerous dogs.

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Pair face charges after pensioner dies in dog attack.

Clifford Clark Credit: Merseyside Police

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.

Two Liverpool women charged under dangerous dogs act.

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.

MPs to vote on new dangerous dog laws

Jade Anderson, 14, was mauled to death by a pack of dogs Credit: ITV Granada

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.

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