A heartfelt plea on the shocking case of Molly-Mae Wotherspoon:
…it is important for the memory of Molly-Mae that these lessons do not stop here.
“These lessons need to be learned far and wide. Every parent, every dog owner needs to take notice.
“Please do not let Molly-Mae’s death be in vain. Her death cannot be undone but let her beautiful face and her memory live on by serving as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that could be suffered if these lessons are not learned now.”
From whom do these words come? From the authorities? From the animal charities?
No, it’s the alcoholic chav grandmother who’s just got a very lenient two years jail. And if you think she actually wrote it, I’ve got a bridge to sell you! She ought to get another two years for bare-faced chutzpah…
Let’s look at what occurred that night:
“Police arrived and forced their way in.
Bruiser had to be subdued with PAVA [pepper spray].”
Judge Carr described the attack as ‘sustained and repeated’ adding Aucott would never have been a match for Bruiser based on his size and temperament alone, let alone given the fact she had been drinking that evening.
Bruiser had been described by a vet that saw him as ‘one of the most aggressive dogs’ she had ever seen.
Bruiser was euthanised at the scene, but the court heard this took some time due to his aggression.
Then why even risk it? Why not have armed cops shoot the thing on the spot?
They might have wondered, as they drew a bead on this blood-soaked misbegotten mutt, if their own colleagues’ lack of action had led to this horror.
It seems the answer would be ‘Yes’:
The IPCC report, which looked into how Northamptonshire Police handled intelligence about the dog, said PC Claire Paul has a case to answer for misconduct.
It’s a familiar one – one of official incompetence and disinterest:
The report said concerns about Bruiser’s aggression were documented nine months before the fatal attack when Molly-Mae’s mother Claire Riley took the pet to see a vet, who passed on details about the dog to RSPCA inspector Michelle McNab.
The vet had contacted the force on previous occasions about different animals and believed they had done nothing.
Inspector McNab was told by the vet Bruiser was ‘extremely aggressive’ and ‘she had concerns for the children in the same house’.The information about the dog’s aggression was passed on to PC Paul, but was logged as ‘low priority’ intelligence.
The details about Bruiser were passed on to another officer for action, but the report says the email may have been inadvertently deleted and PC Paul did not follow up this request.
Too much like hard work, was it, love? The dysfunctional chav family at least have the excuse of being what they are, which is little better than their antisocial ‘pet’.
What’s your excuse?