Parents of Wigan Dog Attack Victim In Downing Street

16 July 2013, 09:49

The parents of Wigan teenager Jade Anderson, who was mauled to death by a pack of dogs, are handing a petition to Downing Street calling for tougher government action on dangerous dogs.

14-year-old Jade was attacked and killed at a friend's house in Atherton in March.

Her parents, Michael and Shirley, are joined by their MP Julie Hilling in presenting the petition, signed by more than four thousand people.

Plans are already going through parliament to make dog attacks on private property a criminal offence, but campaigners say they don't go far enough.

They want the government to do more to prevent people being attacked, by introducing dog control notices.

Such measures could force owners to keep their animals on a lead, or muzzled, if they've been found to have been out of control.

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