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Teenage girl killed in dog attack

A teenage girl aged 14 was killed in a dog attack in Wigan when dogs attacked her at her friend’s house.

The girl was alone at her friends home eating a meat pie when four dogs, believed to be two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers, attacked her and killed her.

The police humanely put the dogs down at the scene when they arrived confronted by the aggressive dogs and found the girl’s dead body.

As the attack was on private property, the owner cannot be prosecuted under criminal law unless the dogs fall under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

This is not the first time killings have occurred as a result of a dog attack, with 5 others being killed on private property in the last 6 years and many more injured.

We act for a number of clients who have suffered injuries from dog bites. 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 bite claim, contact our specialist personal injury lawyers for immediate advice. Call Actons Injury Solicitors free on 08081 355 355 or start your claim now.

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I felt you are very good at what you doing and you took your time with me, despite you knew this was more likely to fail. I felt very comfortable with your over the phone especially that English is not my first language and you are very friendly and patient. I spoke to others about my child’s accident and you were THE BEST PERSON to speak to! Just wanted you to know that.

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