A four-year-old boy has died after being attacked by a dog, police said today.A bolt out of the blue? Some old ladies’ Chihuahua suddenly turning vicious?
The incident happened at a house in Wavertree, Liverpool, in the early hours.
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.Well, you live by the sword, Gillian…
'It's such a terrible thing to happen to a family.
'There are lots of dangerous type dogs around here. You always see young lads with pit bull dogs roaming around.So, has this been raised as a potential problem?
'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.'
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.Well, the council tax was well spent there, wasn’t it?
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.'
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…