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Dog attack victim fears for career

A father of two from Bradford who fears he may not be able to work again after being savagely mauled by a dog.

Jamie Farrell, who's a self employed joiner, was working outside when a Japanese akita, which was being walked by a young child, broke free and went for him.

The dog has since been seized - but Jamie now fears that nobody may be prosecuted over what happened. Here's Kate Walby


Car crash dog reunited with owners

Ruby the Cocker Spaniel

A couple are celebrating after their dog - who fled a car crash in West Yorkshire - was safely returned to them.

Ruby, a nine-month-old Cocker Spaniel, escaped through Rebecca Hall's smashed car door window after her Ford Fiesta flipped over in Denholme on Sunday.

But after a dog walker spotted Ruby 30 metres up the side of a quarry on a small ledge.

After a 25-minute rescue operation by fire crews, Ruby was finally reunited with her delighted owners yesterday.

Police appeal after dog attack

At around 4.25 on Thursday, February 28a man's Border Collie was allegedly attacked and killed by a 'tan coloured, large dog' in Newlands Park, Cusworth, near the Trans Pennine Trail.

Police want to speak to a young woman believed to have been walking three tan coloured, large dogs, possibly around the size of a greyhound. The young woman is described as white, around 16 to 17-years-old and 5ft to 5ft 3ins tall.

She has shoulder length dark brown hair and was wearing blue jeans, a dark coloured jacket and dark coloured boots.

Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of the woman is asked to contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, incident no. 806 of 28/02/2013


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Arrest warrant issued for Burnley father

Edward Hanratty Credit: ITV Granada

An arrest warrant has been issued for the father of a baby who died after a TV fell on his head in Burnley.

Edward Hanratty admitted child neglect following the death of four-month-old Kian, but failed to appear at court for sentencing.

Natalie McMillan, Kian's mother, had previously pleaded guilty to child cruelty on the basis of neglect. Yesterday, she was sentenced to 15 months in prison.

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