Judge Sarah Mallett said: “I will adjourn the case of Claire Neal for a pre-sentence report but a sentence of imprisonment is inevitable.
“The report will go to the length rather than the type of sentence.”
How exactly was this animal allowed to savage another child, again?
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “A destruction order was issued by the court to the owner of this dog following an earlier incident.
“Once this order was issued it was the responsibility of the owner to hand the dog over for destruction at the earliest opportunity.
“On this occasion it was for the court, not the police, to enforce that order when the owner did not comply.”
Seems like the court system should be right there in the dock alongside her. If only the parents of this attack could sue them for negligence…