A distraught family is planning legal action against their neighbours after their children's pet rabbits were savagely killed by two rottweilers.
Jack and Katie Williams' beloved pets were attacked after a gang of four dogs, allegedly belonging to Romford councillor Damian White (Ed: it seems the local paper can’t confirm who does own the beasts, though the police surely know…), broke down the fence and burst into their garden.So, potentially-dangerous dogs trespassing in your property? Sounds like a job for the police!
Full-time mum, Mrs Williams, 33, called the police and was originally told the matter was one for the council.
Officers were eventually dispatched to the house, along with a dog handling unit.Oh, great, well, at least they turned up in the end. Perhaps they’d all read ‘Cujo’?
"The police rang us the next day to say that they would be returning the dogs because it happened on private land and is a civil matter.
"A number of people around the area have had trouble with these dogs and are scared of them.
"We've received no apology or explanation from the owners, it's disgraceful.
"We've since found out that the dogs allegedly belong to Janice and Damian White.
"Damian is a local Tory councillor for Romford. It's not setting a good example by not even coming to speak to us after the incident. We're pursuing legal action and the matter's with our solicitor."I hope you win, I really do. The more people are held responsible for their dogs’ actions, the better.
A spokesman for Essex police, said: "Police were contacted shortly before 10am on Monday, August 22 by a woman whose pet rabbits had been killed by two dogs in her garden.
"Officers attended and seized the dogs under the Dangerous Dogs Act and after speaking to the owners the matter is now a civil one."Translation: ‘We can’t be bothered, we don’t want to fall out with a councillor!’
After trying to contact Janice and Damian White the Chronicle was unable to receive a comment from them regarding the incident.Try asking again at election time…
Next time, Mrs Williams, I suggest you remember the case of Mark Deeley, rather than rely on Essex Police Farce.