XL Bully dog attack: Man rushed to hospital after being set upon by animal

American XL Bully

An image of an American XL Bully

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Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 23/09/2023

- 14:01

Updated: 23/09/2023

- 15:33

The owner of the dog had fled the scene before police arrived

A man has been taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog, believed to be an XL Bully dog.

The man, 40, was taken to hospital with injuries to his arm.

The owner of the supposed XL Bully dog had left the scene before police arrived.

The attack took place in Pasley Park, south London yesterday at around 6pm.

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Efforts are being made to locate the owner, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson has said.

"There have been no arrests. Inquiries are ongoing," they said.

The breed will be prohibited under the Dangerous Dogs Act, Rishi Sunak announced last week.

The dogs have hit the headlines following several violent attacks. The Prime Minister described them as a "danger to our communities".

The ban will bring in requirements for neutering and muzzling existing XL Bully dogs.

The pledge comes after it emerged that the breed is said to have descended from a vicious "killer" inbred pet.

Last week, a 52-year-old man was mauled to death by two suspected American Bully XL dogs.

Ian Price, 52, was attacked in Main Street, Stonnall, at around 3.15pm on Thursday (September 14).

He died in hospital later that evening.

West Midlands Police arrested a 60-year-old man on suspicion of possessing a dog dangerously out of control after it left an 11-year-old girl and two men injured.

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