Dexter Neal died in hospital after being bitten by Jade Dunne's dog Ruby at her home in Halstead, Essex, on the afternoon of August 18 last year.
Dunne, 29, pleaded guilty to being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control, resulting in death, at an earlier hearing.
She was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years, at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday.
She was also disqualified from owning a dog for 10 years and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.Meanwhile, PC Clare Ferdinand is never ever charged. So it would seem Jade's lawyers were not on the ball, since I'm still baffled as to how there's any material difference in this case.
I did wonder if this particular dog had a history of human aggression, but if that came out in court, it's not been reported:
Ruby was a rescue dog who was rarely walked, had shown no aggression towards humans in the Dunnes' home before but “sometimes didn't like other dogs” and had to be muzzled when walked.
She said Dunne could not reasonably have foreseen the attack.Just like PC Clare Ferdinand?