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A teenager was mauled to death by a pack of ‘hyper-aggressive’ dogs at her friend’s house while apparently holding a pie.
Jade Lomas-Anderson, 14, was savaged by four animals, including mastiffs and Staffordshire bull terriers, at her friend Kimberley Concannon’s home in Greater Manchester on March 26 last year, an inquest heard.
Kimberley’s mother, Beverley Concannon, has since admitted causing unnecessary suffering to the pets and was given a 16-week suspended jail sentence.
The Crown Prosecution Service decided not to charge her with manslaughter by gross negligence through lack of evidence.
Dr Naomi Carter, the Home Office pathologist who carried out the post-mortem examination, concluded Jade died of ‘multiple injuries’ from dog bites, particularly to her neck, from at least two dogs.
Bolton Coroner’s Court heard Kimberley had gone to neighbour Paul Carter’s house to warm a pie as her microwave was broke but returned a short time after leaving, banging on the kitchen window.
‘She then said she had seen Jade and she said she’s dead,’ Mr Carter said.
‘She kept repeating the words over and over again and tears rolling down her face.’
Beverley Concannon was unable to appear at the inquest yesterday after being taken to hospital by ambulance.