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19/09/2013 17:54 BST | Updated 19/09/2013 18:01 BST

Beverley Concannon Charged Over Jade Lomas-Anderson Dog Death

The owner of four dogs that mauled a teenage girl to death has been charged with animal cruelty offences.

Jade Lomas-Anderson, 14, died after she was attacked by two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers as she visited a friend's home in Wigan, Greater Manchester, on March 26.

Beverley Concannon, 45, of Almond Grove, Worsley Hall, Wigan, has been charged with three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

She will appear at Wigan Magistrates' Court on October 1, said Greater Manchester Police.

Jade was visiting a friend at Ms Concannon's former home in Chaucer Grove, Atherton, during half-term holidays.

Police were later called to the scene following reports a girl was unconscious and a number of dogs were out of control.

Following the discovery of Jade's body, armed officers shot dead the four dogs.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Beverley Concannon has been charged with two offences under Section 4 (1) and one offence under Section 9 (1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006."

The Crown Prosecution Service said it had concluded there was insufficient evidence to bring any criminal charges in connection with the teenager's death.

Elizabeth Reed, Branch Crown Prosecutor, CPS North West, said: "The CPS has carried out a very detailed review of all the evidence from Greater Manchester Police following investigations into Jade Anderson's tragic death, and I have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to charge anyone in connection with her death."