Can someone explain this to me?

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  1. Yvonne

    Yvonne Well-Known Member

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    That little girl that got attacked to death but the pit bull on new years eve, it was her uncles dog.
    Her grandmother was babysitting- i have just read that she has been charged with manslaughter,

    WHY?

    I may not have read the full story previously

    https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/6522105.stm
     
  2. Imi

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    I think it was because the dog had been wound up and she new this??

    Forgotten ... !!
    xxx
     
  3. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/6225205.stm

    Post-mortem tests showed the dog was a pit bull terrier-type breed, prohibited by the Dangerous Dogs Act. Two previous complaints had been made about the pet.
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    The 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act imposed conditions on the ownership of four types of dog.

    Lord Baker, who introduced the act when he was Home Secretary, said it was intended to get rid of pit bull terriers from the UK.
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    He said: "That sort of dog should not be available to be owned in the UK and that was the purpose of the Act."

    He also called for other breeds, including Alsatians, to be registered and muzzled in public.
    It has emerged that the dog's owner, Ellie's uncle, was warned by St Helens Council last June about the animal's behaviour after it attacked another dog.

    A second letter was sent after the council received a complaint about the dog's barking.
    Several neighbours claimed the dog had violent tendencies and one man, who did not want to be named, said he had been attacked by the animal.
     
  4. Yvonne

    Yvonne Well-Known Member

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    But surely the uncle should have been done for manslaughter then for still having this dog- i know the grandma shouldn't have had it in the house but i would have thought that the uncle would have got worse than the gran.

    Oh well, thankd for that wobs- its clearer now! :dohh:
     
  5. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    I think its because its her house therefore it was her decision to hav ethe dog there - her permission ...

    It does seem rather harsh. I wonder what the LO's parents make of it.
     
  6. Helen

    Helen ICSI Twins + miracle BFP

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    I was a bit confused by this too. The Grandmother might not have even known about the previous issues with the dog. There must be more to this than they are saying...
     
  7. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    Well she is also charged with possession of diamorphine, but I can't see if she was under the influence at the time, so she could have been negligent in charge of the child therefore guilty of manslaughter. She might have also omitted to do something - a failure to protect her grand daughter etc could also result in a charge of manslaughter
     
  8. Yvonne

    Yvonne Well-Known Member

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    it just makes my blood boil, that poor girl!!! :cry:
     
  9. beanie

    beanie Well-Known Member

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    found this on wilkopedia

    I would imagine she has been charged with involuntary manslaughter - she didn't intend to cause serious harm or death but it occured whilst the child was under her care. This might help explain

     

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