Monday 24 October 2022

Why On Earth Not..?

An XL Bully which mauled a professional dog walker after he was believed to have collapsed and died in a park has been destroyed by police, it was revealed today.
Ian 'Wiggy' Symes, 34, who is understood to have been walking the controversial breed himself at a recreation ground in Fareham, Hampshire, died at the scene following the horrific attack.

And the owner of this hellbeast could face 14 years in jail, right? 

Hampshire Police had previously arrested a 20 year-old man from Fareham on suspicion of being the owner of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death. But the police, who put down the XL Bully today, revealed the 20-year-old had been released without charge. The force said that they had completed their investigation into his death and would not be pursuing a criminal case.

What, why not? A man's dead! FFS! Is it too much trouble? 

What's to stop him getting another one? And you having to send armed officers to another scene of horror? And what's the betting this latest hellbeast, which at the time of writing the police would not comment on breed, is yet another XL bully?


Sgt Albert Hall said...

I generally agree with the view that the owner of these dogs should be euthanised along with their “pets”. In this case, I suspect that the medical evidence couldn’t establish that “Wiggy” was still alive when the dog attacked him. If he’d already died when the dog attacked then no crime was committed.

A moderate pat on the back for the police for simply shooting the dog rather than the usual fannying around for 12 months.

MTG1 said...

Little chance of seeing plod evincing a germ of frontal lobe activity, JuliaM.

Whilst this higher brain function provides most humans with the ability to anticipate events, coupled with the capacity to hold detailed information, the process is very much compromised by excessive cranial fat.

JuliaM said...

"In this case, I suspect that the medical evidence couldn’t establish that “Wiggy” was still alive when the dog attacked him."

Good grief! If that's the case, that's an astonishingly poor decision by the charging officer.

No doubt the moron responsible already has another four legged weapon already...