Case no 2: A woman owns a dog that savages to death another woman's child in Colchester. She is not immediately arrested for allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control, and in fact, the police make a point that they are not treating the case as a criminal one.
So what's the difference in these cases? Is Colchester a far more lenient place than Halstead? They are, after all, both in Essex, covered by the same
Of course, the cynical might just say that the difference here is in the person who owns the dog being a fine upstanding police officer in this second case.
But that can't be true, can it? Don't the police on social media always say how feared the PSD are, how keen they are to 'make an example' of any police officer transgressing, in order to uphold the image of the police service as one above reproach?
So there must be some other critical difference. I await the full picture in order to discover why such a different approach has been taken in the second case. As, I'm sure, Jade Dunne's lawyers will be doing...
*settles in with popcorn*