Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Why Should The UK Taxpayer Be On The Hook?

A woman has described the moment her dog tried to kill her in her own home, leaving her with horrific injuries more akin to a "shark attack".

Her own dog, eh? 

Caroline Fisher, 48, had only just returned to her home in Blackpool, Lancashire, when her Bulgarian rescue dog Metcho turned on her on Thursday June 9.
The 5ft6 Karakachan, which weighs a whopping 12st 8lb, ripped the back off her right arm and mauled her left leg so badly her tendons were left exposed as she battled to escape with her life.


The carer who lives with her brother Richard said Metcho had only ever been aggressive towards another dog once before and never expected that he could turn on her.

Ah, the old 'He's never done that (to me) before' again...  

A passing neighbour came to her aid and Caroline was rushed to hospital, where she remains awaiting multiple skin and muscle graft surgeries. But her family have slammed Lancashire Police, who they claim didn’t respond to the dangerous emergency for three days.

Wait, what..? 

...her brother, Richard, said: “All they were bothered about was that the dog was in the house.
“They said it wasn’t a priority.
“I had the dog in the back garden but I was worried that he would escape over the fence
“The dog warden said the only time they would come out is if social services called them out, they said they don’t come out to a dangerous dog like that for their own health and safety.
“The police finally rang back on Sunday afternoon and said we have seen your sister, we know how bad the attack is, we are going to get the ball rolling.
“The copper that came was actually really good to be fair, he said ‘I can’t believe it has taken this long’
“But they tried to charge me £1,200 to get the dog put down and they asked me if I could get rid of the body.
“I said ‘how am I meant to do that, it’s not a case of just digging a hole in your garden, how am I meant to get rid of an 80kg dog that’s basically just eaten my sister?’”

You pay the vet what he asks to cremate the thing and thank your lucky stars you aren't paying a hell of a lot more for your sister's funeral! 

The dog was finally put down on Sunday evening after three days of Richard being forced to stay upstairs and eat out every night while keeping Metcho locked in the kitchen.

Serves him right! 

Now the family have launched a GoFundMe to help Caroline financially as she will only receive two weeks paid sick leave despite doctors being unable to predict how long she will be hospitalised.
Richard said: “It was like some of them didn’t have a clue some, sounded like they weren’t bothered, the RSPCA just said we’re a charity we don’t deal with this.”
Lancashire Police confirmed that they have since requested that the vet bill for Metcho to be destroyed is invoiced to them and not Caroline's family.

What?! Why should the taxpayer foot the bill for what was a totally self-inflicted incident? Why should strangers pay for this stupid woman's injuries caused as a result of her own stupidity?  

Surely You Have Some Sympathy, Roger..?

The 'Mail' is in one of its fits of 'hunting BAD!' again:

Tory MP Sir Roger Gale, the APPG’s chairman, said the findings ‘kick the bottom’ out of hunters’ claims that they are conserving wildlife and shows that their motivation is ‘self-gratification of the most revolting kind’.

The Kent MP (Ed: surely a typo..?) surely should have more sympathy with hunters putting in the effort to bag that elusive trophy beast, the long hours of patient stalking, waiting for the target to present just the right shot, the crushing of hopes as once again, it slips away silently into the bush, flicking its tail in contempt?

Have a heart, Roger! You clearly relish the thrill of the stalk too! You just haven't got anything to show for it yet...


Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Once Again, Police Incompetence Leads To An Innocent Suffering...

A 75-year-old woman was left covered in blood after a savage dog attack which ripped her scalp down to the skull. Jacqueline McGrew, from Blackburn, has had her nose reconstructed and an operation on her head following the terrifying incident in her neighbour's garden.

Luckily, in this case, the owner's father actually intervened... 

Kia is understood to have attacked Mrs McGrew in the front garden of Mr Gorton's home in Devon Road as she tried to deliver something to the property. Mr Gorton has described prising open the pet’s jaws after it sank its teeth into her head.
He told Lancs Live: “I was upstairs and I just heard this strange noise and I thought ‘what the hell is that?’ “It all happened so quick, I heard all the commotion and ran outside and she was on the ground. The other two dogs were shaking. I had to shove my hands in the dog’s mouth to get her off. Kia is my son Sonny’s dog and he’s had her since she was a baby.”

But don't measure him for a medal just yet. 

David, who has a “Beware of dogs” sign on his gate, added: “The police also took Nala, our two-year-old, even though she had nothing to do with it.
“Kia’s been seized and tested before after she attacked another dog but they gave her back to us and said she wasn’t a pitbull so I don’t understand why they’ve said they’re believed to be pit bull-type breeds.”

There's a picture of them. I can't believe the police thought they weren't... 

Sonny said straight after it happened that he was going to take Kia to the vet to have her put down.
But we said to wait and let the police deal with it.”


After Tuesday’s attack a police spokesman said: “A woman aged in her 70s had been attacked by two dogs in the front garden of an address in Devon Road. The woman suffered serious head and facial injuries.”

If you'd acted when they savaged another dog, this woman wouldn't have suffered anything, would she? 

'Determination' Is All Very Well...

,,,but unless it's married to competence, it's worse than useless:

In response to anger over the delays, the Home Office has said 'foreign criminals should be in no doubt of our determination to deport them'.


The truth was revealed when a barrister representing Rauf in his battle against deportation read out a document which she said then Home Secretary Sajid Javid wrote to Aziz on Hallowe'en 2018.
It revealed that Aziz renounced his Pakistani citizenship on July 13, 2018 - five days before a hearing before the Court of Appeal where he, Rauf and Khan lost their battle against being stripped of British nationality.
As a result, the Home Secretary 'has decided not to make a deprivation order in respect of you', the letter went on - meaning Aziz retained his British citizenship.

These are the people we are trusting with the safety of women and girls? 

Monday, 27 June 2022

Newsflash, Nadeem - We Don't!

The Conservative candidate in the Wakefield by-election has said voters should still trust the Tory party after the jailing of disgraced former MP Imran Ahmad Khan.
Nadeem Ahmed told the Telegraph Khan was "one bad apple".
"We still trust GPs after Harold Shipman killed hundreds of people," he said.

Mainly because we no longer get to see them! 

H/T: Ian J via email

Ah, The Benefits Of Diversity!

Davinder Singh, 38, punched builder Pawel Gorecki to the back of the head, causing him to fall and smash his skull on the pavement in Hythe.
The violence unfolded after Singh stopped to make a delivery and Mr Gorecki’s group took issue with Singh’s parking.
Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb told Singh: “You went towards your car but then you walked back towards him and punched him from behind, that was a gross misjudgement.”
She added “subdural bleeds” can be fatal, adding: “You are very fortunate that you are not facing a more serious charge.”

And aren't we so very fortunate to have such astonishing diversity in our criminal justice sysyem? 

The judge heard Gorecki has anger issues in part stemming from a traumatic childhood and, at the height of the pandemic, worked three jobs to help provide for his wife and children.
He has steered clear from trouble during the 20 months since the attack and offloaded two jobs, to reduce stress levels. And probation reports deemed Singh, of Seaway Gardens in St Mary’s Bay, a “low risk of re-offending and causing serious harm to others.”

This is, once again, a case of the CPS picking the low-hanging fruit and giving themselves an easy job... 

Singh was originally charged with causing Mr Gorecki grievous bodily harm with intent after telling police he acted in self-defence but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of grievous bodily harm in April.
Last week he was handed 14 months custody, suspended for two years, ordered to compensate Mr Gorecki £600 and complete 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

*shakes head* 

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Well, At Least It'll Be On...

...for a while there, it was in doubt!

H/T: Dave Ward via email

Stop Aping A Competent Journalistic Outlet, 'Mail'...

It's not known what species of monkey the animal was, nor exactly how big it was.

So a stock photo of a chimp (which isn't a monkey) will suffice? 

The Said family has not yet been pictured.

Glad you cleared that up... 

Sunday Funnies...

Aww, the movies are lying to us all again...

Saturday, 25 June 2022

Things You Never Knew About Colditz.... had a bar! 

Is it just me, or are today's generation the most dim and self-absorbed ever..?