Tragic Death of Man Following Dog Attack in Greater Manchester

Tragic Death of Man Following Dog Attack in Greater Manchester

...By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media.

A 37-year-old man has tragically passed away after being attacked by a dog in Westleigh Lane, Leigh, Greater Manchester.


The victim was discovered by police officers on Thursday evening with severe injuries and was immediately transported to a hospital.

Despite medical efforts, he sadly succumbed to his injuries in the early hours of Friday.

Dog Deemed a Significant Risk:

Greater Manchester Police revealed that armed officers attempted to subdue the dog and safeguard the public, but the animal continued to pose a significant danger.

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In order to protect the public, the dog was humanely euthanized.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of owning a dangerously out of control dog that caused injuries leading to the victim’s death.

The suspect remains in custody.


Condolences and Support:

Detective Superintendent Simon Hurst of GMP’s Wigan district expressed his condolences to the loved ones of the victim during this challenging time.

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The police and their partners are currently providing support to the family and friends of the deceased.

Reassurance and Investigation:

Acknowledging the concerns within the local community, Detective Superintendent Hurst reassured the public that every possible measure was taken to protect the community and address the situation with the dog.

The authorities encourage anyone with information related to the incident to come forward and assist in the investigation.

The provided information could play a vital role in preventing similar incidents from occurring again in the community.

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The tragic death of a man due to a dog attack has shocked the community in Greater Manchester.

The police have taken immediate action, and an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The authorities are committed to ensuring the safety of the community and preventing such incidents from happening in the future.


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