“A toddler was so badly mauled in a vicious dog attack that her tongue was left poking through a gaping hole in her cheek.
But the owner of the Labrador collie, which savagely clamped its jaws around Lucy Harris’ face, was fined just £250.
The two-year-old was helping her mother Heidi, 26, clean the family car when the dog cross charged her and attacked her on July 22.”
There are two problems here. The first is the weakness of the laws. The second is the refusal of judges to impose appropriate penalties. Until these problems are rectified, we will continue watching perpetrators walk away unpunished.