Women bailed after dog attack

Merseyside Police say two women arrested on suspicion of the manslaughter of pensioner Clifford Clarke, who was killed when he was attacked by a dog in Liverpool, have been released on bail.

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Arrests under section of Act relating to private property

The section of the Dangerous Dogs Act under which two women have been arrested relates to allowing a dog to enter a private property where it is not permitted and the animal then injuring a person.

There have been calls for a reform of the Dangerous Dog Act following previous attacks

In March, a 14-year-old girl died after she was attacked by a pack of dogs at a house in Greater Manchester.

Jade Anderson was savaged by up to five dogs at a house she was visiting in Chaucer Grove, Atherton near Wigan. The animals were shot by police.

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