Dog death owner goes free

The family of a 14-year-old Jade Lomas-Anderson savaged to death by four dogs said they were "disgusted" after the owner was handed a suspended sentence for the dogs' mistreatment.

Fury as death dogs owner goes free

The family of a 14-year-old girl savaged to death by four dogs said they were "disgusted" after the owner was handed a suspended sentence for the dogs' mistreatment.

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 and another bull mastiff which were all kept cooped up in her home.

The court heard the conditions led to the dogs becoming stressed and "hyper aggressive," leading them to turn on and savage to death Jade Lomas-Anderson at the house in Atherton, Greater Manchester on March 26.

ITV News North of England Correspondent Damon Green reports:

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Dog death owner admits causing unnecessary suffering

A woman warned about her aggressive dogs before they went on to maul a schoolgirl to death admitted causing them unnecessary suffering and subjecting the animals to "an environment that was detrimental to their well-being."

Beverley Concannon, 45, sat with her head down in the dock throughout today's hearing just yards from the family of victim Jade Lomas-Anderson.

File photo of a policeman standing near the scene where Jade Lomas-Anderson was found dead.
A policeman stands near the scene where Jade Lomas-Anderson was found dead. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Jade, who had stayed the night at Concannon's house with her daughter, suffered "horrific" injuries "from head to toe," Wigan Magistrates' Court heard.

Jade's family broke into tears as the court heard details of her attack and then proceeded to march out of court in unison as Concannon was told she was being handed a suspended sentence.

Family 'disgusted' as dog death owner goes free

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.

14-year-old Jade Lomas-Anderson.
14-year-old Jade Lomas-Anderson was mauled to death by four dogs. Credit: Family handout

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.

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Dog owner handed suspended sentence

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.