Uncle pleads guilty to owning dangerous dog

Switch for the chance to WIN an amazing Amazon Echo Dot

Three of Amazon's most popular personal assistants to be won! (T&Cs apply)http://switch.ukpower.co.uk/black-friday-winter-bills-promo

in partnership with Banner uswitch

Looking to switch your business energy supplier? Click here

* Between 1 Jan 2018 and 30 Jun 2018, at least 10% of people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with uSwitch saved £482 or more.

The uncle of a five-year-old girl mauled to death by a pit bull terrier has admitted owning the dangerous dog.

Ellie Lawrenson suffered fatal injuries during the attack on New Year's Day at her grandmother's home in Merseyside.

Her uncle, Kiel Simpson, 23, pleaded guilty at Liverpool magistrates court this afternoon to owning a dog banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dog Act. Under the act owners are legally responsible for attacks carried out by certain pure breeds, including pit bulls.

Simpson was warned that he could face jail when sentenced on May 16th.

His defence said that he felt "morally responsible" for Ellie's death.

Michael Fogarty told the court that Simpson "wanted to crawl into a hole".

Simpson's dog had previously attacked his 19-year-old sister and she received hospital treatment for puncture wounds. The pit bull had also been involved in an attack on another dog.

Ellie's grandmother, Jacqueline Simpson, 46, appeared at the same court earlier charged with unlawful killing but did not enter a plea.

Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.

Found this page interesting?

Help spread the word and share this page with your friends and family on your social networks.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more