Woman charged with animal cruelty after four dogs killed a teenage girl
4:26pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
A WOMAN has been charged with animal cruelty offences after four dogs killed a teenage girl in a house in Atherton.
Beverley Concannon, aged 45, of Almond Grove, Worsley Hall, Wigan, has been charged with two offences under Section 4 (1) and one offence under Section 9 (1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Tragic 14-year-old Jade Lomas-Anderson was mauled to death by the dogs when she was alone at a friend's home in Chaucer Grove, Atherton, on March 26.
Police were called and were were confronted by a number of dogs that were aggressive and out of control. As a result, four dogs were humanely destroyed by armed police officers.
The dogs are believed to have been two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers.
Concannon is due before Wigan Magistrates' Court on October 1.