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Man, 62, is mauled to death by a dog at a house in Wrexham where neighbours say ‘vicious’ hounds were often seen fighting each other in the garden
- Police and ambulances rushed to a property on Holt Road in Wrexham at 11.44am
- The 62-year-old man had a heart attack after being bitten by a dog at property
- Dog was contained at property and a vet euthanised it at the scene on Monday
A 62-year-old man has died today after being mauled by a dog at a house in Wales.
Police were called to a property on Holt Road, Wrexham, north Wales, which is reportedly home to several animals, at 11.44am on Monday.
The Welsh Ambulance Service said the man was having a heart attack after being bitten by the dog, but died at the scene despite efforts of paramedics.
The dog was euthanised by a vet at the scene while other dogs kept at the property were removed by trained dog handlers and will be kept in kennels temporarily while North Wales Police continue with their enquiries.
A local resident told The Mirror that the owner of the dogs was a breeder of American Bullies, adding that the owner’s father, or his partner’s father, were looking after the dogs while he was away watching Wrexham AFC play at the FA Trophy final at Wembley on Sunday.
The local added that when the father let the dogs out, one of them attacked him which caused him to go into cardiac arrest.
Another local said two or three ‘vicious’ bulldog-type hounds were often seen fighting each other in the garden.
Police were called to a property on Holt Road, Wrexham, north Wales, which is reportedly home to several animals, at 11.44am on Monday
A 62-year-old man has died today after being bitten by a dog at a property on Holt Road, Wrexham, north Wales, which is reportedly home to several animals, at 11.44am on Monday (file photo)
‘They are not the type of dog you want to mess with. You would think twice before petting them.’ she said.
The dog owners were said to be making their way back from Wembley at the time the tragic incident happened.
They have since launched a probe into the tragedy.
A police spokesman said: ‘The man’s next of kin have been informed and our enquiries into this incident remain ongoing.’
Members of the 62-year-old’s family have requested privacy at the difficult time.
A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called this morning, Monday, May 23, at 11:33hrs to reports of a medical emergency in the Holt Road area of Wrexham.
‘We sent three emergency ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and the Wales Air Ambulance to the scene.’