Man and woman charged over three-month-old baby killed by dog ‘raced huskies and kept them in their home’ | The Sun

A MAN and woman charged over the death of a three-month-old baby raced huskies and kept them in their home.

Kyra Leanne King was mauled to death by one of the sled dogs in a forest in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, in March.

She tragically couldn't be saved and died after suffering head and neck injuries.

Her parents Karen Alcock, 41, and Vince King, 54, have now been charged with being in charge of a dog which was out of control causing injury resulting in death.

When The Sun visited the family's home, neighbours told how they could hear dogs "barking all the time" at the property.

While one local said: "I just don’t think it is right for one family to have so many dogs."


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Another neighbour said: "We can hear them barking and we are half a mile away.

"Keeping that many dogs is a bit obsessive for me. I would be very happy for the dogs to be got rid of."

Other's told The Sun how they were "shocked" by the tragedy.

The parents were known in the sledding community and pursued the sport in Ostler’s Plantation forest where the tragedy happened.

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The area is one of the few places in the country where racers can legally practice.

Family friends said her parents had taken the baby on a husky racing training trip before she was killed.

Emergency crews to the forest at around 11.15pm on March 6 but they could not save the child.

The three-month-old's parents were arrested at the scene.

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Police confirmed the dog has been in isolation at secure kennels since the attack but they are planning to euthanise it.

The couple will appear at Boston Magistrates’ Court on November 9.

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