UK teenager mauled to death by dogs

Last updated 09:23 27/03/2013
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MAULED: Jade Anderson was at a friend's house when the attack happened.

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KILLING SCENE: Forensic investigators work at the house where a teenager was mauled to death by a pack of dogs.

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A teen has been mauled to death by a pack of out of control dogs in a town in Greater Manchester, England.

The 14-year-old girl, Jade Anderson, was found dead at a Wigan house when someone saw her unconscious, reported the BBC.

Anderson was staying at a friend's house when the dogs pounced on her after she started eating a meat pie.

She tried to fight the dogs off, but they overpowered her as they tried to get to the pie, leaving her bleeding on the floor, reported The Daily Mail.

Though police have not established the cause of death, they said her injuries were "consistent with having been attacked by dogs".

The dogs which attacked her, two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire bull terriers, were "aggressive and out of control", said police.

Four of the dogs were put down soon after.

Superintendent Mark Kenny told the BBC: "First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family of the girl who has tragically lost her life.

"I understand this is an extremely distressing incident for all concerned, including the community, and we will work hard to establish the full circumstances that led to this tragedy."

He added there would be a "significant" police presence in the area while police investigated the incident.

The dogs' remains would now be examined as part of the investigation into the incident.

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