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Baby girl attacked and killed by a dog

On 3 October 2014 a six month old baby was attacked in her own home by a dog, whose breed is currently unknown.  

The East Midlands Ambulance Service acted quickly and tactfully to provide emergency service to the baby but unfortunately, as her injuries were so severe, the team of specialists could not save her.  Her grandmother was looking after her at the time but in an attempt to save her granddaughter she, consequently, sustained wounds and similar injuries. 

On 3 October 2014 a six month old baby was attacked in her own home by a dog, whose breed is currently unknown.  

The East Midlands Ambulance Service acted quickly and tactfully to provide emergency service to the baby but unfortunately, as her injuries were so severe, the team of specialists could not save her.  Her grandmother was looking after her at the time but in an attempt to save her granddaughter she, consequently, sustained wounds and similar injuries. 

The family are enduring pain and sorrow from the incident as they wish for their little girl to be back with them. The tragedy has affected the whole community, particularly neighbours who live in close proximity to the family. 

Back in May, various complaints were made to Daventry District Council in relation to the dogs kept at this home. The complaints surrounded the level of noise coming from the house and the concern some of the neighbours were feeling, in accordance to how safe they felt in their own neighbourhood. In describing the dogs, the neighbours said they were walked with muzzles and used the term “devil dogs”.

The Council visited on one occasion but no further investigation was taken on the matter. The fatal attack on the baby has evoked  queries as to whether stricter rules should be implemented to prevent dangerous dogs being kept as pets.

The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 is the current legislation that holds a list of breeds that are illegal in the UK. We act for a number of clients who have suffered injuries from dog attacks.

If you have been a victim of a dog attack you may be able to make a claim. It is important you get independent expert legal advice, preferably as soon as possible from one of our specialist lawyers. If you think you may have a dog attack claim, contact our specialist personal injury lawyers for immediate advice. Call Actons Injury Solicitors free on 08081 355 355 or click here to start your claim now. 

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Posted on October 20, 2014

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