The blazing headline in the 'Daily Fail' says it all:
Except, no, he didn't warn them that a 'giant, killer dog' would one day turn on its owner's lodger and tear out her throat.
In his own words:
Minicab driver Burhan Yanbolu said he told the police and the local council about the animal after it tried to break down his fence and get into his garden.The neighbour's daughter's chihuahua got through the fence into our garden yesterday. Now, OK, this is a beast the size of a cat (actually, smaller than one of our cats!) and I could probably drop-kick it the full 100 feet length of the garden, should it have been vicious, and should I have feared for my toes, but still, same point.
Neighbours said police had even visited the address where the dog lived in October last year but said they were unable to do anything because no one had been injured.
But hey, this is clearly thre fault of the almighty State (in the form of the police, for not having a Canine Precrime Department, or the council, for not having draconian pet-size regulations to 'keep us all safe') and not the fault of the individual owner, right?
I can't wait to see if Kit Malthouse seizes on this tragedy to advance his pet policy...