Jade’s family in dog law plea

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THE family of 14-year-old Jade Anderson, who was mauled to death by a pack of dogs, has called for tougher laws on dangerous pets.

Jade, was mauled by five dogs while she visited a friends house on Chaucer Grove, Atherton.

Jade’s parents, mum Shirley, 36, and step-father Mike, 34, spoke after meetings in London where they called for tougher sanctions to be introduced to proposed new dog legislation.

They want dog control notices – measures designed to allow authorities to act on dangerous dogs – to be inserted into a Bill due for its second reading in Parliament on Monday.

Mr Anderson said: “We just told them what we wanted to see in place.

“We will never come to terms with what happened. We are only going to learn how to cope. We have two other children and we have a great family and a great community. The campaign keeps us busy. We don’t want anyone else going through what we have gone through.”