TRAGIC schoolgirl Jade Anderson died from ‘multiple injuries’ caused by bites from ‘at least two’ separate dogs, an inquest heard.
The inquest into the death of the 15-year-old heard how the Fred Longworth High School pupil was left alone in her friend Kimberly Concannon’s house on Chaucer Grove, Atherton, in March 2013 when she died.
Pathologist Dr Naomi Carter told the court today that Jade died from ‘substantial injuries caused by dog bites from at least two dogs.’
Dr Carter added that Jade ‘did not suffer.’
The dogs were owned by Kimberly’s mother, Beverly Concannon, who kept five dogs in all; two bull mastiff type dogs called Buddy and Neo, two Staffordshire bull terrier type dogs called Ty and Sky and a shiatsu called Charlie.
Neighbour Paul Carter told the court that on occasions he visited the Concannon household and the dogs would be locked away in the kitchen.
Mr Carter said: “Buddy, the white mastiff, was always locked in a cage in the kitchen and seemed agressive if anybody went near him.”
The hearing in Bolton heard how Jade had slept over at the Concannon household the night before her death and had been left alone with the dogs for a matter of minutes while Kimberly went to Mr Carter’s home to warm up a pie for their dinner when she was attacked by the dogs.
The hearing continues.
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