14:42 05 April 2013
After a 14-year-old girl was found dead at a house with dogs in Wigan, there is currently no prosecution in place as of time of press. This relates to the dog attack which resulted in the tragic death of Jade Anderson.
The teen, whose body was found by police last month, died after paying a visit to a house in Atherton where there were five dogs. Since Jade’s death, four of the animals have been destroyed.
It is believed that these dogs were two Bull Mastiffs and two Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: “At this stage of the enquiry, we do not have anything evidentially to categorically prove a crime has been committed, therefore it is unlikely at this stage we will be seeking to bring a prosecution.
It continued to read: “That is not to say that no prosecution will ever be brought and we still have a number of inquiries to make.”
Tributes have been paid to the student who attended Fred Longworth High School in Manchester.
Earlier this year there were calls for pet owners to micro-chip their animals or face a fine. In particular this relates to dogs and cats. A change in the law is expected to take place from 2016.
One reason for this relates to the issue of strays. Micro-chipped pets can be traced back to their owners, which will help if the animal is lost/found or stolen.
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