A horrific dog attack has left a two-year-old Gloucester toddler "scarred for life".His ‘devastated family’ weren’t actually present at the attack, nor do they own the dog, nor is it a typical ‘Staffie owned by friend of the family’ attack.
Now his devastated family are calling for the mongrel, an Alsatian cross, to be put down before it attacks anyone else.
Which makes a nice change…
Jack's mum, Aimee Hicks, 21, works part-time as a support worker and leaves her son with a minder.The minder was being a little economical with the actualité, there. It wasn’t just a dog, it was her aunt’s dog.
The single mum, of Minstrel Way, said: "I had a phone call from the child minder to say 'I'm so sorry, we're in A&E. Jack's been attacked by a dog. You have to come up'.
Earlier that morning, his minder, Laura Tonks, 23, of Longlevens, who is registered with Ofsted, took Jack to her auntie's house.Well, that puts rather a different complexion on things, doesn’t it?
That is where he was mauled, after he grabbed the dog by the tail in the kitchen.
Jack's grandad Phil Hicks, 44, said: "We want the dog put down before it attacks anyone else, it's obviously dangerous. We want people to know what happened to us – Jack's devastated."What happened to you was you hired a child minder who breached OFSTED rules. That’s not the fault of the dog.
Gloucestershire police have been asked to get involved, but said they cannot pursue it further because the incident happened on private land.One to watch…
But Miss Tonks will be interviewed by Ofsted this week, which has powers to revoke her registered child minder status.