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No charges for fatal dog attack


THE CROWN Prosecution Service has decided no one will face charges over the death of 13-month-old boy who was mauled to death by a Rottweiler. Archie-Lee Hirst was killed on 28 December at his grandparents' home in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, despite his aunt's attempts to save him. The dog was said to be used to children and the attack was described as completely unexpected. Police said there was insufficient evidence to secure a prosecution.

Around 150 people gathered at St Paul's Church in Alverthorpe for the funeral of Archie-Lee on Monday of this week. Among them were the baby's young parents, 18-year-old Rebecca Hirst and Damian Williamson, 20.