Monday, 30 November 2009

Accident Waiting To Happen Yet Again?

A four-year-old boy has died after being attacked by a dog, police said today.
The incident happened at a house in Wavertree, Liverpool, in the early hours.
A bolt out of the blue? Some old ladies’ Chihuahua suddenly turning vicious?

Nope:
Neighbours spoke of their complete shock at the death of the boy but complained there had been a problem in the area with so-called dangerous dogs.
Is it me, or do those two statements not really hang together?

Let’s try that with something else: ‘Neighbours spoke of their complete shock at the death of the boy but complained there had been a problem in the area with speeding cars.’

Or: ‘Neighbours spoke of their complete shock at the death of the boy but complained there had been a problem in the area with exposed electrical wiring.’

Hmm. Didn’t think that looked right…
Gillian Watson, 46, said: 'I heard a gunshot at about 2am this morning and I presume that was when they put the dog down.

'It's such a terrible thing to happen to a family.
Well, you live by the sword, Gillian…
'There are lots of dangerous type dogs around here. You always see young lads with pit bull dogs roaming around.

'I have a dog myself and when I take him for a walk sometimes it's quite terrifying because you think your dog is going to be attacked.'
So, has this been raised as a potential problem?

You bet. And ignored:
Another neighbour, who declined to be named, said a number of residents had complained to the local Housing Association about the problem of dogs.

He said: 'About 12 months ago one of them tore a pet cat to pieces in the middle of the street.

' You see them all the time, they're huge animals and it is very threatening.'
Well, the council tax was well spent there, wasn’t it?
Police are now trying to identify the type of dog involved.
A waste of time.

Might as well try to identify the type of human that trains an animal to do this and then put them down…

4 comments:

dr cromarty said...

Might as well try to identify the type of human that trains an animal to do this and then put them down…

Scousers?

Fausty said...

Liverpool's a squalid, predatory jungle.

My brief working stint there, staying in lodgings, was an eye-opener.

Alcohol consumption is incredibly high (the stench in the bogs in the morning was unbelievable).

In that 3-month period, a bloke next door was shot dead, our house and two neighbouring houses were burgled and locals knocked down our 8-foot garden wall, made of 12" thick stone!

I was accosted for sex no less than 4 times in one night in Liverpool centre's streets. One can almost feel predatory eyes on one's back!

Remind me not to go there again.

JuliaM said...

"Scousers?"

Heh..!

"I was accosted for sex no less than 4 times in one night in Liverpool centre's streets. One can almost feel predatory eyes on one's back!"

Perhaps that's the reason for the plethora of pitbulls?

banned said...

"trying to identify the type of dog involved." was the last bit I heard on the radio yesterday, anyone care to hazard a guess ?