Family of 14-year-old girl savaged to death by dogs said they were "disgusted" after owner walked free from court with suspended sentence.
The parents of a teenager who was mauled to death by a pack of dogs are backing a new campaign aimed at preventing another such tragedy
The parents of a girl mauled to death by dogs in Atherton have urged the Government to tighten the laws around dangerous animal ownership.
The owner of a pack of dogs that killed a girl from Greater Manchester has walked free from court after being given a suspended sentence.
Jade Lomas Anderson was mauled to death at a house in Atherton in March.
Beverly Concannon had admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the dogs.
Ralph Blunsom reports:
Nine men who were part of the Rochdale child sex abuse ring have been refused leave to appeal against their convictions and jail sentences.
The sex offenders were part of a gang who received jail sentences of between four and 19 years from a judge who said they had treated their victims "as though they were worthless and beyond any respect".
Following the trial, the Crown Prosecution Service, Greater Manchester Police and Rochdale Social Services were forced to apologise for failing to bring the paedophile gang to justice sooner.
The news that the men have been refused leave to appeal against their sentences and convictions comes the day after Britain's top prosecutor called new guidelines for child sex abuse cases "the most fundamental attitude shift" in the criminal justice system in a generation.
Michael Anderson, the step father of 14-year-old Jade Anderson who was savaged to death by four dogs said he was "disgusted" after the owner Beverley Concannon walked free from court with a suspended sentence.
The family of a 14-year-old girl savaged to death by four dogs said they were "disgusted" after the owner walked free from court with a suspended sentence.
Beverley Concannon kept one of her dogs, a big American bull mastiff, in a tiny cage where it went "stir crazy," along with two other pit bulls and a bull mastiff which were all kept cooped up in her council house.
The conditions led to them becoming stressed and "hyper aggressive" before they turned on Jade Lomas-Anderson at the house in Atherton, Greater Manchester on March 26.
A woman who admitted causing unnecessary suffering to a pack of dogs that went on to kill a girl from Greater Manchester has been given a suspended jail term.
Beverley Concannon was sentenced to 16 weeks, suspended for 12 months at Wigan Magistrates Court. She's also been handed an indefinite ban on keeping dogs.
Jade Lomas Anderson was mauled to death at a house in Atherton in March. The 14 year old was visiting a friend during her school holidays. Armed officers shot dead the four dogs at the house.
The owner of a pack of dogs that killed a girl from Greater Manchester will be sentenced today
Jade Lomas Anderson was mauled to death at a house in Atherton in March. The 14 year old was visiting a friend during her school holidays.Armed officers shot dead the four dogs at the house.
Beverley Concannon admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the dogs at an earlier hearing.
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.
Michael and Shirley Anderson being shown animal microchipping at an event near their home in Atherton.
They've campaigned for safer dogs since their 14 year old daughter Jade was mauled to death by afriend's pets earlier this year.