DEVASTATED neighbours and friends have paid tribute to a teenage girl who is believed to have been mauled to death by “aggressive and out of control” dogs.
The body of 14-year-old Jade Lomas-Anderson was found at a house in Chaucer Grove, Atherton, shortly after 2pm today (Tuesday).
Unconfirmed reports suggested that the Fred Longworth High School pupil was alone in her friend’s house with five dogs, when they turned on her as she ate a meat pie.
Police were called after neighbours alerted them to the house following reports of a girl lying unconscious .
Greater Manchester Police said four dogs described as “aggressive and out of control” had since been put down by armed officers.
Early indications suggested the dogs put down were two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers, officers said.
A fifth dog, believed to be a Doberman Cross, was detained in a separate room and then taken away by police.
Friends went onto social media sites to pay tribute to the popular schoolgirl. One message left on Facebook read: “OMG absolutely devastating news about the young 14-year-old girl mauled to death by five dogs, what a horrible way to die, poor girl. Thoughts are with the family and friends.”
Another read: “RIP, 14-year-old hardly started her life and tragically taken, feeling sick here now.”
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