By John Ensor • 20 May 2023 • 16:13
As police examine the shocking fatal dog attack that occurred in Manchester last Thursday, May 18, what seemed like a tragic but straightforward investigation has uncovered new sinister evidence.
Police revealed today, Saturday, May 20, that as part of their investigation into the tragedy, a total of 15 dogs have been seized. A woman has also been taken into police custody and a large sum of illicit cash has also been confiscated, reported The Manchester Evening News.
Following the fatal dog attack two days ago, where a man was arrested as part of their initial enquiry, police confirmed today that a 22-year-old unnamed woman had also been arrested and charged on suspicion of money laundering.
During the investigation, police searched two houses where they uncovered ‘items believed to be the result of criminal proceeds’ to the value of £37,000, which officers confiscated.
In a statement, Det Chief Insp John Davies said: ‘Our investigations into this violent attack are moving at a pace, as our officers work relentlessly to understand the events that led to Jonathan’s death’.
‘GMP officers searched two houses and seized 15 dogs believed to be the same breed as that which attacked Jonathan. These dogs are now being cared for at a specialist facility’.
‘Items totalling a value of £37,500 believed to be the result of criminal proceeds have been seized. Dangerous dogs do not have a place in our communities, and we want to reassure the public that we are doing everything in our power to keep people safe.’
Both suspects have been bailed as the investigation continues.
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Originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire, John now lives in Galicia, Northern Spain with his wife Nina.
He is passionate about news, music, cycling and animals.
When he's not writing for EWN he enjoys gigging in a acoustic duo, looking after their four dogs, four chickens, two cats, and cycling up mountains very slowly.
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