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, but has warned more needs to be done to prevent an "epidemic" of attacks sweeping the country.
Jade Lomas-Anderson, 14, was savaged by four dogs - believed to be two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers - as she was visiting the home of a friend near Wigan, Greater Manchester, in March.
Her stepfather Michael Anderson, 34, said plans for higher sentences for irresponsible owners who allow their dogs to attack members of the public was "going down the right path".
Dog attacks have been going for years and it has got worse and worse and worse. A quarter of a million people were attacked last year alone, this has reached epidemic levels.
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