Monday 9 May 2022

Another Avoidable Death In The Jaws Of A Known Dangerous Dog...

A woman and a teenager have pleaded guilty to being in charge of a 115lb dog called 'Beast' that mauled a schoolboy to death.

Yes, finally, they can be named. Although everyone locally knew them and their hellbeast, because - of course! - it was well-known as a dangerous animal locally: 

At Cardiff Crown Court today Salter, of Trethomas, Caerphilly, admitted being a person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, causing injury resulting in Jack's death.
Hayden, of Penyrheol, Caerphilly, pleaded guilty to being the owner of the dog that killed Jack.
The teenager also admitted five offences of owning a dog dangerously out of control between November 4 and 7.
The court heard two of those incidents resulted in injuries to two members of the public, Michael Ball and Sian Sullivan.

And if they'd reported it, maybe, just maybe, action would have been taken and the child would still have been alive right now. 

Judge Fitton QC set a date for sentencing on June 10. He granted both bail but said: 'The likely outcome, particularly for Mr Hayden, is there will be an immediate custody.'

Only 'likely'..? 

Hayden was also told he must not upload any photos of himself with dogs online.
Salter was told not to have any contact with children under the age of 18 unless granted by social services.

Too little, too late. And why no condemnation for the parents who were seemingly unconcerned at their child visiting a house with one of these things in it? 


Lord T said...

What is the point of stopping him uploading pics of themselves with dogs. Our justiuce system is such a farce.

There should be don doubt that these people go to jail and for long enough so others will reconsider their choices.

What a country we live in.

JuliaM said...

"What is the point of stopping him uploading pics of themselves with dogs. "

If he bred the creature, there might be a point, but he allegedly didn't.

Perhaps the sentencing will provide a reason? It certainly won't provide anything like justice, I already know that.