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Women jailed for a year over fatal dog attack

Two women have been sentenced to a year in prison after starving their savage dog for so long it attacked and killed an elderly man by tearing off his arm and eating it. The pair pleaded guilty last month to an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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Victim's brother expresses sympathy for jailed women

The brother of Clifford Clarke, 79, who was mauled to death by his neighbours' mistreated dog, expressed sympathy for the two women who were jailed over the attack today.

Speaking outside court, Kenny Clarke told reporters he had been talking to the parents of Hayley Sulley, 30 and Della Woods, 29, and said that the women's children would now be "left without a mother" after the pair were handed 12-month jail terms.

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