Skip to comments.Leeds dog attack: Man released on bail(Dogs kill pregnant woman)
Posted on 12/12/2013 6:19:38 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
A man who was arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act after a pregnant mother was mauled to death in Leeds has been released on bail.
The 33-year-old was arrested yesterday morning after 27-year-old Emma Bennetts death on Tuesday.
Miss Bennett, a mother of four, suffered fatal injuries in an attack by at least one of a pair of dogs - thought to be American pit bulls - at her home on Dawlish Avenue, East End Park, on Monday afternoon.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: The man, who was arrested yesterday following the death of 27-year-old Emma Bennett, was released on bail last night pending further enquiries.
It emerged yesterday that Miss Bennett was expecting her fifth child at the time of the attack.
Her boyfriend posted a message on Facebook saying RIP Emma and our bump, adding that she would always be in my heart and on my mind to the day we meet again.
In a statement, Miss Bennetts family spoke of their heartache.
It said: We are all very deeply upset at Emmas death, not just because she has been taken from us so suddenly but because of the horrific circumstances and the fact she was on her own at the time she was injured.
They said Miss Bennett had some issues but loved her children. The statement added: She was a lively person who had a great sense of fun but she was also strong-headed and had her own opinions.
We are all devastated at Emmas death but the whole family has pulled together and are really supporting each other. We are grateful to everyone who has sent messages of sympathy and support.
Officers believe the animals are American pit bulls, which are restricted under the Dangerous Dogs Act. But further tests were being carried out to establish their breed.
Neighbours told the Yorkshire Evening Post there was no indication the dogs could have turned violent.
Chris Roebuck, 42, said he had petted one.
I still cant understand why your own dogs would attack you, he said.
I stroked one of them and he was more interested in licking my face than anything else.
He added: Its horrible to hear what happened.
A woman, who did not want to be named, said one of the dogs was playful. It wasnt the sort of dog that would just attack you, she said.
Its what they do.
"thought" to be intelligent:
Wow. What is up with her if people are sorta dissing you and you are dead?
I read where she was the owner of the dogs?
No, it was shitty owners teach them to do.
The pitbulls I know are dangerous only because of friendly enthusiasm.
Read that, and all of a sudden, I stopped feeling sorry for these people.
So, the dogs were running loose and killed the woman in her own home? The woman had a habit of having open door(s) (I concede, it could be open windows that said dogs went through)?
Either thing could have been prevented this death.
Still waiting for a headline describing a pack of feral chihuahuas nipping someone to death.
(They love your blood.)
Pit bulls will revert to their nature when stressed or are not given adequate training and control.
they dont need to be taught
She lived with her boyfriend and his dogs. One of the dogs is thought to have attacked her while she was having an epileptic seizure.
LOL. I've been banged around by their big blockheads when they are trying so hard to be near me. My daughter fosters pitty rescues. Does a great job with them. But says she wouldn't own one because they are too affectionate/needy. They want to be near you all the time. Her Ridgeback is affectionate by much more independent.
Why was a man arrested? Was he the owner of the dogs? Was that the boyfriend/father of the unborn child? Was the woman attacked in her own home?
What a half ***** job of reporting a story!
obozo would blame it on AMERICAN dogs too!!! Or better yet, George W. Bush.
“”She lived with her boyfriend and his dogs. One of the dogs is thought to have attacked her while she was having an epileptic seizure.””
What article did you get that from?
OK, I didn’t get the information that the dogs belong to the live-in boyfriend from reading the story.
He was arrested because in Great Briton he is criminally responsible for his dogs. It is as if he had done the deed himself. The laws there acknowledge that this is a dangerous breed of dog and if you choose to own them you are choosing to have and keep a dangerous animal. Having made the choice to have these dogs he has demonstrated a disregard for others safety by not keeping them secured in a manner that prohibits them from harming people or animals. When they do attack, maim or kill, he will, by law, be held criminally responsible.
This is what their,"Dangerous Dog Act" is all about. Several countries have these laws. The breeds that statistics demonstrate that they have a much higher propensity for unprovoked attacks on humans and/or animals are listed by breed in this law. If you have, possess, or own them, you are completely responsible for what they do under criminal law. Under this law this is a homicide and he is the specific individual responsible for the death. This person is going to prison.
I totally support this law and believe that we need similar laws in every state of the USA. If pit bull owners are so sure that the dogs they own are harmless they will have no objections to being held responsible for their dogs actions under criminal law. If what they believe is true then they are at no risk in this issue.
Watch this thread and see just how much support this proposal gets from Pit Bull owners. They refuse to support personal criminal responsibility for the potentially vicious animals they freely chose to own.
The Daily Mirror (UK) has this information. They don’t always do the most careful reporting, so whether or not it’s true, I don’t know.
Oh. You mean like how our loving and beautiful Akita should make it difficult and very expensive for us to get an umbrella liability policy?
Breed discrimination is real. German shepards and related breeds have higher attack numbers than Akitas, but aren’t discriminated against.