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Dogs maul elderly man to death in own home

Two dogs mauled an elderly man to death in his own back garden after they were loose in the neighbourhood, running around back gardens.

The elderly man was cooking meat for his tea and had opened his back door and it is thought that it was the smell of the meat that lured the dogs into his home before they attacked him.

Two dogs mauled an elderly man to death in his own back garden after they were loose in the neighbourhood, running around back gardens.

The elderly man was cooking meat for his tea and had opened his back door and it is thought that it was the smell of the meat that lured the dogs into his home before they attacked him.

The dogs had been running around various back gardens in the neighbourhood where the elderly man lived and one elderly woman in the area had telephoned the council dog wardens asking for help as two dogs were trying to get into her home, but her pleas were refused and she was told they were too busy to help.

One of the two dogs, thought to be a cross between a Staffordshire bull terrier and a bull mastiff, clamped its teeth around the mans leg and dragged him outside where he was savaged to death.

The police were called after neighbours heard his screams and the police shot one of the dogs and the other was put on a lead.

Two women who are thought to be the owners of the dogs have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and as the attack took place on the victims own property where the dogs were not permitted to be, this does constitute an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The family of the man are calling for tougher laws governing dangerous dogs as where an attack takes place on private property, there is little or nothing that can be done to prosecute the owners.

We act for a number of clients who have suffered injuries from dog attacks. If you have been a victim of a dog attack you may be able to make a claim. It is important you get independent expert legal advice, preferably as soon as possible from one of our specialist lawyers.

If you think you may have a dog attack claim, contact our specialist personal injury lawyers for immediate advice. Call Actons Injury Solicitors free on 08081 355 355 or click here to start your claim now.

Posted on May 30, 2013

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