A mum has pledged to take police to court after officers took away her seven-year-old autistic daughter's dog believing it be a banned breed.
Jenny Armer claims Lancashire Police have mistakenly taken little Maddison Armer's pet Darla because she measures up to a pitbull-type dog
The 29-year-old mum, from Lancaster, maintains Darla is a docile cross between a Shar-Pei and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.How did this come to their attention?
Local dog wardens reported the three-year-old family pet and police arrived at Maddison's mum Jenny Armer's home with a warrant to take her away.Ah. This was really the only pitbull-alike in Leicestershire? You're sure?
Jenny, 29, is adamant Darla is not a banned breed and that she plays a vital role in looking after Maddison, who suffers from autism and ADHD.Hmmm...
...on Thursday, Maddison Armer was finally reunited with her best friend. And a family was made whole again.Well, all's well that ends well.
And any comment from the 'authorities' on why they are targeting a single mother with an obvious non-pitbull rather than any of the hundreds of urban yoof with 'Staffies' slavering at the ends of chain leashes?
...the Lancashire Constabulary did not return requests for comment...Didn't think so. But then, they have form for coming down like a ton of bricks on soft targets while ignoring politically-sensitive issues, don't they?