Jade Anderson death: Memorial service for dog attack girl

The service for Jade Anderson
Image caption Jade's family and friends wore jade coloured ribbons in her honour

Hundreds of people gathered at a memorial service for a teenage girl from Greater Manchester who was attacked by dogs.

Jade Anderson, 14, was killed by five dogs at a property she was visiting in Atherton, near Wigan, on 26 March.

The service was held at Atherton Parish Church earlier.

A family tribute read out in the service described her as "beautiful, special, hard-working and at times demanding".

'Never be forgotten'

The family said: "She will be remembered as being a beautiful, special, hard-working and yet at times demanding teenage girl full of life and laughter."

Jackie Killey, head of year at Fred Longworth School which Jade attended, said she would "never be forgotten".

Headteacher Jan Garretts also paid tribute to her.

She told the congregation: "Her outgoing bubbly personality meant she made many new friends very quickly."

She said she would be remembered for her "infectious smile" and "wicked grin".

Family and friends who attended wore jade coloured ribbons in her honour.

Police officers investigating Jade's death said there was no evidence to prove a crime has been committed and no prosecutions are being sought "at this stage".

The family has launched a petition calling for a change in the law.

The Justice for Jade e-petition calls for the law "to make dog owners accountable".

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