Obviously, my friend and his mother are very much shaken by this and, I admit freely, I am too. It sounds like such a horrible thing to have happen and the police have said that they're limited in what they can do directly against the dog and its irresponsible owners who allowed the attack to happen. Apparently, they may need to get a solicitor involved, which might add to the general distress. If the attack had been against a human, the dog would be destroyed and its owners taken to court, but because the victim was a dog, the law seems less clear.
Can anyone recommend a solicitor in south-east London or perhaps help with a little bit of legal advice to help clarify the position a dog owner (who herself was indirectly injured, aggravating a back injury trying to get the dog away from her pet) is in. She would like the aggressive dog destroyed before it kills again.
Sad, sad news.