That is awful.Just saw this on the BBC website. It is a Staffy attacking what looks like another Staffy being walked on a lead by its owner whilst pushing her young child in a pushchair. The dog on the lead needed vet treatment.
Just saw this on the BBC website. It is a Staffy attacking what looks like another Staffy being walked on a lead by its owner whilst pushing her young child in a pushchair. The dog on the lead needed vet treatment.
Owner wants locking up as well.
I’ve got two, rainbow magic is the oldest, the other is called lollipop. They only eat XL bullys, oh and people who sell mongrels for £2000 and call them jackapoos, cockapoos or other similar things, the dogs are lovely but the whole mixed breed dog selling caper is a racket.So you're saying dogs are people?
It's a generalistion but, yes, in my experience the vast majority of dog-owners are very similar in their relationship with their pet.
Which is a completely different discussion.
I'm pretty sure dogs are safer to be around than grizzly bears but I don't run into many grizzly bears on Teesside.
I’d feed it a toblerone next time I walked past, and his card would be well and truly marked.Ffs that is terrible. I cannot fathom why any dog owner would be so stupid or arrogant to walk their dog not on a lead like that.
Completely agree. What a moron that guy must be.
I've just read that, this is happening too many times.
Yet another death.
This time it sounds like a deliberate attack from an owner.
It’s not silly or immature at all ,you said it was happening all to often ,I questioned what is happening all to often ,so I’ll ask the question again WHAT is happening all too often dog attack or Murder caused by a person setting a dog onto someone purposely?What a silly and immature reply to a situation that's left a family grieving for a loved one.
You are just being immature and pedantic and know exactly what I meant but for the record, dog attacks on people. I hope this makes it clear for you.It’s not silly or immature at all ,you said it was happening all to often ,I questioned what is happening all to often ,so I’ll ask the question again WHAT is happening all too often dog attack or Murder caused by a person setting a dog onto someone purposely?
Give it a rest ,if I knew what you meant I wouldn’t have questioned you would I ,now if you had made it clear you were referring to do attacks in general then fine ,but as this appears to be anything but a random attack I questioned you .You are just being immature and pedantic and know exactly what I meant but for the record, dog attacks on people. I hope this makes it clear for you.
Give it a rest ,if I knew what you meant I wouldn’t have questioned you would I ,now if you had made it clear you were referring to do attacks in general then fine ,but as this appears to be anything but a random attack I questioned you .
|Date||Dog breed||Victim's name, sex and age||Circumstances|
|17 April 2010||American Bulldog||Zumer Ahmed, F, 18 months||Crawley, West Sussex, England – Victim was mauled by her uncle's dog, named Game, who came in from the backyard. The grandmother, who was present, was not strong enough to remove the dog. Two workmen from next door pulled the child and dog apart, but the child died in hospital. The dog's owner wasn't charged due to insufficient evidence, but was convicted of keeping a banned Dogo Argentino (a second dog), and was prohibited from keeping dogs for five years. Both dogs were destroyed.|
|23 December 2010||Neapolitan Mastiff||Barbara Williams, F, 52 years||Wallington, Sutton, England – Victim was attacked and killed by a dog, suffering multiple injuries and a severe haemorrhage to her head and neck. The 112lb mastiff was shot dead by police marksmen, and a pit bull puppy (a banned dog) was seized and later euthanized. The dogs' owner was ordered to complete 150 hours unpaid work and pay costs of £3,340, and was banned from owning any animal, or having anything to do with keeping or transporting animals.|
|29 January 2012||Pit bull type||Leslie Trotman, M, 83||Brentford, West London, England – Victim was attacked in his garden by his neighbour's escaped dog on 23 January, suffering bite wounds and injuries from being knocked over. He died six days later from a ruptured spleen. The dog's owner was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and three dogs were seized.|
|30 October 2012||Bordeaux Bulldogs (2) + American Bulldogs (1) + Mongrel (1)||Gloria Knowles, F, 71 years||Morden, South London, England – Victim was attacked and killed by her daughter's dogs when she went to feed them. Police seized five dogs: two Bordeaux bulldogs, two American bulldogs and a mongrel.|
|20 November 2012||Jack Russell Terrier cross||Harry Harper, M, 8 days||Telford, Shropshire, England – The victim was attacked in his cot by the smaller of two family dogs. The dog, which neighbours called "small but vicious", was put down.|
|26 March 2013||Bullmastiffs (2) + Staffordshire Bull Terriers (2)||Jade Lomas-Anderson, F, 14 years||Atherton, Greater Manchester, England – Victim was visiting her friend when four of her friend's five dogs attacked her. The dogs were shot dead by police.|
|25 May 2013||Presa Canario x Bull Mastiff||Clifford Clarke, M, 79||Liverpool, England – Victim was attacked in his own garden, was dragged around and had one arm chewed off at the elbow. The 70 lb dog was so aggressive it bit at the end of the officer's gun; it was shot twice and killed. The dog's owners, partners, were charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act, were both jailed for a year and banned from keeping dogs.|
|5 November 2013||Bulldog type or Aylestone bulldog||Lexi Branson, F, 4 years||Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, England – Victim was home from school, sick, when the dog just attacked her, going straight for her throat. The mother repeatedly stabbed the dog with a kitchen knife. A post mortem revealed victim died from facial injuries and from the dog preventing the girl from breathing. The family got the dog from a rehoming centre two months prior, and it had been through several owners since 2007.|
|10 December 2013||2 Pit bulls||Emma Bennett, F, 27 years||Ormondsthorpe, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England – Pregnant mother-of-four Emma Bennett, 27, died after she was attacked by the animals at her home in Leeds on 9 December. The dog's owner pleaded guilty to owning dogs prohibited by the Dangerous Dogs Act and was ordered at Leeds Magistrates' Court to do 280 hours of unpaid work. The court heard he had threatened to set one of the dogs on two female social workers months before the fatal attack. Prosecutors said he told one woman "shut it or I'll set the dog on you", and told another, who was pregnant, "What you looking at? Wait until I get the dog and see if you continue looking at me like that." He was banned from keeping dogs for life and ordered to pay £800 costs.|
|11 February 2014||Pit bull terrier||Ava-Jayne Corless, F, 11 months||Blackburn, Lancashire, England – Victim was attacked and killed by a 126 lb dog as her mother lay sleeping with her boyfriend, the dog's owner. The 126 lb dog was determined to be a pit bull terrier by experts and a veterinary surgeon and was destroyed after the attack. The dog's owner was jailed for 18 weeks and prohibited from owning dogs for 5 years after he was found guilty of owning a prohibited breed. The dog was named Snoop but known in the neighbourhood by the name "Killer" and it killed a neighbour's cat two years prior. |
|18 February 2014||Alaskan Malamute||Eliza-Mae Mullane, F, 6 days||Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire, Wales – Victim's mother left the sleeping baby in her pram inside the house while she stepped out to put her son in a taxi. One of the two family pets had got into the room and the baby was on the floor. The malamute was seized and put down; the other dog, a collie-cross was also euthanised.|
|20 July 2014||German Shepherd police dog||Irene Collins, F, 73||Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England – On 16 July, the elderly woman was repeatedly bitten when police let loose 98 lb police dog Dano to locate a suspected drug dealer on the run. The woman suffered multiple bites and a broken arm from falling during the attack. Victim at the time had lung cancer and emphysema and died four days after the attack. The pathologist said her death, which showed lung disease, was hastened by the bites. The dog, which had eleven prior biting incidents, was put down. Cleveland Police changed their policy on acquiring dogs, now requiring bite records.|
|20 July 2014||Staffordshire Bull Terrier||Louise Caygill, F, 43 years||Liverpool, England – Victim was found in her flat, dead from multiple dog bites. The dog was seized and destroyed.|
|3 October 2014||American Pit Bull Terrier||Molly-Mae Wotherspoon, F, 6 months||Daventry, Northamptonshire, England – Victim was attacked when the family pit bull (banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act) broke free from its cage. The child had injuries to all four limbs and puncture wounds to her brain. The dog was put down on scene. The victim's mother and grandmother were both sentenced to two years and prohibited from owning any dog for ten years.|
|20 March 2015||American Bulldog||Rhona Greve, F, 64 years||Ely, Cardiff, Wales – Victim died after being bitten in the neck and face by her grandson's dog.|
|20 June 2015||Lakeland Terrier cross||Reggie Young, M, 3 weeks||Sunderland, England – At the trial of the father, the court heard inquiries suggested the baby fell or was dragged from the bouncer and was mauled by the terrier, which had not been introduced to the newborn and may have been driven to attack by Reggie's "unco-ordinated" movements. The dog owner (victim's father) pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court to being in charge of a dangerous dog.|
|16 October 2015||Pit Bull Type||William George, M, 68 years||Dorset, England - Mr George contracted sepsis when he was bitten on the left hand as he tried to save his springer spaniel Charlie from the mixed breed Pit-Bull-type dog. Four days after the incident Mr George visited his GP who gave him a tetanus boost and antibiotics, but his health worsened, and he was rushed to hospital the next day. By that time Mr George was ‘beyond help’ and he suffered multiple organ failure and died a week after the incident. |
|18 November 2015||Springer Spaniel[disambiguation needed]||Ken McCall, M, 84 years||Winchester, England - Mr McCall was playing tug of war with his 16 months old female springer spaniel when she accidentally bit the back of his hand. Mr McCall became unwell the following day, and sought treatment at the out of hours service where he got antibiotics prescribed. Upon returning home Mr McCall’s symptoms worsened and he was admitted to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital on November 15, where he died three days later. |
|1 January 2016||Mixed bull breed of unknown ancestry||Liam Hewitson, M, 22 years||Preston, Lancashire, England – The dog attacked while the victim was having an epileptic seizure, injuring his trachea and blood vessels in his neck. Victim's father kicked, hit and stabbed the dog trying to loosen its hold. Paramedics were unable to save the victim. The five year old family dog (named Trigger, and said to not be a banned breed but also called a pitbull cross) had twice before attacked victim when he was having an epileptic event.|
|22 May 2016||Staffordshire-pitbull cross||Stephen Hodgson, M, 45||Cleator Moor, Cumbria, England – Victim was passed out on a bed when his dog came inside, grabbed him by the back of the neck, dragged him to the floor, and mauled him about the neck. Victim had twice before been bitten by this same dog. The dog severed victim's carotid artery and jugular vein. The dog was Tasered by police and later died.|
|15 August 2016||Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross||David Ellam, M, 52||Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England – Victim and his smaller pet dog were attacked when his neighbour's five-year-old dog got out of its pen. Two months prior, victim reported the dog to the council, fearing it was a pit bull terrier and might attack. Police seized the dog but returned it to its owner a week before the fatal attack after deciding it was not a banned breed per Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. Victim suffered a sustained attacked and the dog was still mauling him when police arrived. The dog's owner was jailed for 10 years after he was convicted of owning a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death. He had failed to comply with an order to muzzle and restrain the dog, which had a history of attacking neighbours.|
|18 August 2016||American Bulldog Mastiff-bull dog||Dexter Neal, M, 3 years||Halstead, Essex, England – Victim was pushed to the ground by the rescue home dog and attacked. He died on the way to hospital. The dog's owner pleaded guilty to owning a dangerously out-of-control dog resulting in death, was sentenced to a year in prison, suspended for two years, banned from owning dogs for 10 years, and ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service. The dog was euthanised.|
|13 October 2016||Staffordshire Bull Terrier||Archie Joe Darby, M, 4 months||Colchester, Essex, England – Victim's mother was with her two children (victim and his 22-month-old brother) and talking to someone on the phone when the dog attacked the children. The mother knew that her youngest was already dead and tried to save her older child. The mother was able to get the dog out into the conservatory and barricade the door. Bailey, the dog owned by her sister and brother-in-law for four years and acquired from a rescue, continued aggressive behaviour right up until it was put to sleep.|
|21 March 2017||Staffordshire Bull Terrier||Mario Perivoitos, M, 41 years||North London, England – Victim's dog attacked and killed him after he had an epileptic seizure. He had serious injuries to his face and neck, extensive haemorrhaging and his larynx was crushed. Cocaine and morphine were found in the dog's urine. The dog, named Major, was to be euthanised.|
|15 October 2017||German Shepherd||Ryan Busa, M, 10 years||Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland – Victim was attacked by the family dog.|
|13 December 2018||Staffordshire Bull Terriers (2)||Reuben McNulty, M, 2 months||Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, England – Victim was attacked at home on 18 November by his parents' two pet dogs, Fizz and Dotty, suffering horrific injuries. Victim died at hospital weeks later. Both dogs were euthanised.|
|13 April 2019||Large bulldog-cross||Frankie MacRitchie, M, 10 years||Cornwall, England – Boy was attacked and killed when he was left alone with the dog in a caravan at a holiday park. The child's mother and the dog's owner had both left the caravan to drink. The dog's owner was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control. The blood soaked woman had left the area by begging for taxi or train fare and pretending she was a victim of domestic violence. The dog was seized. Variously described as a "bulldog-type breed", a "boxer bulldog type", and a "large bulldog cross", it was discovered that the dog had been involved in four previous attacks and often wore a muzzle at home.|
|7 June 2019||Unknown||Sharon Jennings, F, 55 years||Preston, Lancashire, England – Victim was bitten on the hand and neck when she broke up a fight between her dog and a loose dog (named Psycho) during a walk on 31 May. She was taken to hospital on 3 June and died on 7 June from sepsis. A dog was seized. A 49-year-old man was arrested "on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act".|
|24 September 2019||American Bulldogs (2)||Elayne Stanley, F, 44 years.||Widnes, Cheshire, England. Victim was suddenly pounced on and mauled by her two American Bulldogs, named DJ and Billy. The victim, who weighed eight stone, was unable to fight them off. Neighbours were alerted by screams from the victims two twin daughters. The neighbours forced their way into the victims house and attempted to distract the dogs by throwing bricks and tools at them. Police were forced to shoot and kill DJ at the scene as they could not calm him down. Billy was taken to a secure kennel and was destroyed four days later. The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene but later died. Reports say that the dogs became unnerved by an argument which could've caused them to become aggressive. The dogs had lived with the owner for two and a half years, having come from the victim's ex-boyfriend. At the inquest into the death it was revealed the dogs had been involved in incidents in the past that the new owner was not aware of including an attack on another dog which resulted in the dog being put down from injuries sustained and an attack on another dog owner.|
|Date||Dog breed||Victim's name, sex and age||Circumstances|
|29 January 2020||Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Mastiff cross||Jonathan Halstead, M, 35 years||Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. The coroner recorded a narrative conclusion that Jonathan 'died as a result of injuries sustained in an attack from his dog, whilst unconscious following an epileptic seizure'|
|13 September 2020||Chow Chow-German Shepherd cross||Elon Jase Ellis-Joynes, M, 12 days||Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. A newborn baby aged 12 days was mauled to death by a Chow Chow-Alsatian cross at his home in Doncaster in September 2020. He suffered between 30 and 40 puncture wounds and later died in hospital, while the dog, named Teddy, was put down. A post-mortem report found Elon died as a result of severe trauma to his chest and abdomen with injuries "typical of having been repeatedly bitten by a dog". Stephen Joynes, 36, admitted to a charge of being the owner of a dangerously out-of-control dog, causing injury resulting in death. He was sentenced to four years in prison at Sheffield Crown Court.|
|5 February 2021||Staffordshire cross||Keira Ladlow, F, 21 years||Birmingham, West Midlands, England. A woman died after being attacked by a dog her brother bought to improve her mental health. A post-mortem examination revealed "extensive injuries" the court heard, which likely caused her death.|
|2 April 2021||American Bulldogs (2)||Lucille Downer, F, 85 years||Rowley Regis, West Midlands, England. Two dogs killed Lucille Downer, 85, she was attacked in her back garden after the dogs escaped from a neighbour's garden through a hole in a fence. A 44 year-old-man pleaded guilty to an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act at Wolverhampton Crown Court in April 2023.|
|8 November 2021||Unknown mixed bull breed dog quoted as being “XL Bully”American Bully XL||Jack Lis, M, 10 years||Caerphilly, Gwent, Wales. A ten-year-old boy was killed by a "large and powerful" dog while visiting a school friends' house. The dog was notably named "Beast." The dog was destroyed by firearms officers.|
|22 December 2021||Unknown mixed bull breed dog quoted as being “XL Bully”American Bully XL||Adam Watts, M, 55 years||Dundee, Scotland. The owner of a dog kennel and cattery was attacked by a dog. Police Scotland confirmed the man was pronounced dead at the scene.|
|10 January 2022||3 British bulldogs||John William Jones, M, 68 years||Lampeter, Wales. A man, who had Down Syndrome, was bitten by three dogs at a house in the town and consequently died at the scene from his injuries, as recorded by Ceredigion Coroner's Office. A woman was subsequently arrested in connection with the attack.|
|6 March 2022||Husky||Kyra Leanne King, F, 3 months||Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Three-month-old child killed after an attack at Ostler's Plantation, an area popular with dog walkers. The dog who attacked her, Blizzard, was one of 19 huskies being exercised by her parents. Her mother Karen Alcock, 41, pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog which was out of control causing injury resulting in death, while her father Vince King, 54, initially plead not guilty but changed his plea to guilty on the day of the trial. Both received suspended prison sentences and unpaid work, and the dog was destroyed.|
|21 March 2022||Unknown mixed bull breed dog quoted as being “XL Bully”American Bully XL||Bella-Rae Birch, F, 17 months||St Helens, Merseyside. Child attacked at home by dog that the family had owned for only a week. Merseyside Police (via FB) announced tests have confirmed that the dog involved was an American Bully XL.|
|28 March 2022||Rottweiler||Lawson Bond, M, 2 years||Egdon, Worcestershire. Lawson Bond, age two, suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest following an attack in at his grandmother's home in Egdon, Worcestershire on Monday, March 28. His grandmother was an unlicenced rottweiler breeder who left Lawson briefly unsupervised, during which time he let himself into a field housing three rottweilers and was attacked. The three rottweilers that were removed from the property following the attack were housed securely by West Mercia Police for a number of weeks before being put down.|
|15 May 2022||Cane Corso||Daniel John Twigg, M, 3 years||Police were called by paramedics after the boy was injured in the attack at Carr Lane, Milnrow, Rochdale just after 1pm on Sunday. He was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries.|
|23 May 2022||Unknown mixed bull breed dog quoted as being “XL Bully”American Bully XL||Keven Jones, M, 62 years||Emergency services were called to reports of a medical emergency on Holt Road, Wrexham, at about 11:30 BST. A man died after being bitten by his daughter-in-law's dog and went into cardiac arrest. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, despite efforts to rescue him.|
|15 July 2022||Unknown mixed bull breed dog quoted as being “XL Bully”American Bully XL or Italian Mastiff (debated)||Joanne Robinson, F, 43||A 43-year-old woman, Joanne Robinson, was mauled at a home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and died of severe blood loss from neck wounds. Her boyfriend, named as Jamie Stead, 42, suffered devastating injuries to his face, hands and chest as he tried to pull the animals off her.|
|10 August 2022||Unknown mixed bull breed dog quoted as being “XL Bully”American Bully XL||Ian Symes, M, 34||A 34-year-old dog trainer, Ian ‘Wiggy’ Symes, was mauled at a park in Fareham, Hampshire. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The XL Bully was subsequently put down by police. There were local suggestions he had a seizure immediately before the attack.|
|3 October 2022||American Bulldog||Ann Dunn, F, 65||A 65 year old woman died after being attacked by multiple dogs at a house on Merseyside. Emergency services were called to the incident at a property in Vauxhall, Liverpool, at about 4.25pm. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Five dogs who lived at the property were surrendered to the authorities and destroyed. |
|3 December 2022||Mixed Bull Breed and Cane Corso cross||Shirley Patrick, F, 83||An 83-year-old woman died from her injuries 17 days after being attacked by a dog in Caerphilly, South Wales. Her cause of death was given as sepsis, pneumonia, infected scalp wounds, and traumatic lacerations secondary to a dog attack. The dog was seized by the police and destroyed.|
|12 January 2023||Unknown mixed bull breed dog quoted as being “XL Bully”Bull Breed||Natasha Johnston, F, 28||Officers were called to reports of a dog/s attacking members of the public at Gravelly Hill, Caterham. A dog walker aged 28 died at the scene, and a second woman was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Eight dogs were seized by the police. |
|31 January 2023||Reportedly American Bulldog or Pitbull/Husky cross but only confirmed not to be a banned breed.||Alice Stones, F, 4||Girl, 4, attacked in the back garden of her house in Milton Keynes by a dog her family had acquired a few weeks earlier. The "large, brown" dog was destroyed at the scene.|
|22 April 2023||Unconfirmed||Wayne Stevens, M, 51||51-year-old Wayne Stevens died at the scene of the incident in Cameron Road, Derby. Officers were called to the property at 5.50am. Gary Stevens, of Cameron Road, Derby, has been remanded into custody and is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on Monday 24 April.|
|19 May 2023||Unknown mixed bull breed dog quoted as being “American Bully”American Bully XL ||Jonathan Hogg, M, 37||Victim was found in Westleigh Lane, Leigh, Greater Manchester, with serious injuries. Transferred to hospital, but died shortly afterwards. A 24 year old man was bailed, after being arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog. |
|2 June 2023||Unconfirmed||Unnamed, F, 70's||A woman in her 70s died, after being attacked by a single dog at a house in Bedworth, Warwickshire. A man aged 52 & a woman aged 49, were arrested on suspicion of owning a banned breed of dog (not specified), and being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog. The dog was subsequently ascertained to not be a banned breed, though any more specific information was not forthcoming.|
|3 September 2023||2 Rottweilers||Marie Stevens, F, 40||A woman has died two weeks after she was attacked by two Rottweiler dogs.|
Marie Stevens, 40, was found dead at her home in Brighton-le-Sands, Merseyside on 3 September. Merseyside Police said that a post mortem determined the primary cause of death was a blood clot. Ms Stevens was bitten on her arms and legs in the attack on Park Lane West, Netherton on 18 August and required hospital treatment. 
|14 September 2023||Two "mixed bull breed dogs suspected American Bully XL"||Ian Price, M, 52||Two dogs, reported to be American Bully XL, jumped from the window of their home into the garden of a neighbour. He sustained multiple life-threatening injuries and was in a critical condition. Ambulance staff administered advanced life support and advanced trauma care to him at the scene, and en route to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. After arrival at hospital, despite the best efforts, he was confirmed deceased. One of the dogs died after being restrained and the other died after an injection was given by a vet. A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in charge of dogs dangerously out of control and manslaughter, and remains in custody.|
|4 October 2023||Unknown mixed bull breed dog quoted as being "Suspected American Bully XL"||Unnamed, M, "50s"||Officers received a report that a dog had injured a man in Maple Terrace in Shiney Row, near Houghton-le-Spring. A man held on suspicion of wounding with intent was re-arrested on suspicion of murder. The dog was destroyed at the scene and a second dog was also seized.|