List of fatal dog attacks in the United Kingdom

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Fatal dog attacks in England are measured in single figures per year. An increasing number of serious dog attacks (both fatal and non-fatal) was the catalyst for the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991,[1][2] which banned four breeds: Pitbull, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro.[3]

A 2021 study of fatal dog attacks in Europe during the period 1995–2016 placed England (with 56 fatalities) as fourth in the top five countries for number of human fatalities alongside Hungary (#1), France (#2), Romania (#3), and Poland (#5). The study also found that fatal dog attacks have been increasing significantly over time which was not attributable to the increase in number of dogs, and stated "The numbers of fatalities are indeed a very small tip of the 'dog attack iceberg', and the number of dog attacks that lead to hospitalizations of the victim outnumber fatalities by several orders of magnitude."[4]

Summary counts of fatalities by year[edit]

From the Office for National Statistics (ONS) (England and Wales 1981–2015):[5]

From Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (England & Wales 2005–2017):[6]


Date Dog breed Victim's name, sex and age Circumstances
1737 James Brooks, M Bitten by a rabid dog and died.[7]
1750 Charles Godman, M Bitten by a rabid dog and later died.[8]
1773 A servant of a man in Bromley, Essex He died of rabies received from the bite of a rabid dog. He was sent to the salt water, but to no effect.[9]
8 April 1837 Ann Banks, F Meols, Cheshire. She was killed by a watch-dog owned by a relative while she was taking it for a walk with two children.[10]
March 1892 Abigail McDonald, F Ballynahinch, County Down, she received fatal injuries while trying to separate four of her dogs which were fighting. The dogs were later destroyed.[11]


Date Dog breed Victim's name, sex and age Circumstances
4 June 1981 Alsatians (7) Michek Cecil Francis, M, 12 months Harlesden, London. Michek Francis was in the garden of his grandparent's home where he was attacked by seven dogs owned by his uncle.[12] The subsequent inquest was told the dogs were in poor condition and had been kept in a confined space. A verdict of accidental death was recorded.[13]
9 December 1986 Jack Russell Amy Victoria Bourne, F, 5 days London, England – Baby found dead in carrycot with skull perforations and fractures caused by dog bites.[14]
14 April 1989 Rottweilers (2) Kellie Lynch, F, 11 Argyll, Scotland – While on holiday, victim was mauled and decapitated by two prize-winning Rottweilers.[15][16] The victim was walking the dogs with a friend when the attack took place, as they had apparently done several times before. The victim’s friend, a girl of 12, tried to save her life, but to no avail. The dog’s had never shown any aggression prior to the attack, and were both destroyed.[17]
18 February 1991 Alsatian William Roach, M, 38 Rusholme, Manchester, England – Victim was savaged to death by his own dog as his wife tried to rescue him.[1]
21 November 1993 Bull-type Terrier Dean Parker, M, 7 Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England – The dog, being walked by two boys, 7 and 8, leapt at a snowman being built by the victim and his 8-year-old friend. The dog then attacked victim, biting his neck, head, back and arms, and biting through victim's jugular vein. Early reports called the dog a mastiff cross-breed, but at the inquest it was deemed largely a pit bull.[18][19][20]
22 December 1994 Bull terrier Ashley Wilson, F, 1 month Preston, Lancashire, England – A dog attack just before Christmas; a bull terrier savaged a month-old girl. (Mentioned as a sidebar in article about another fatality.)[21] The child had been laying in a bouncing chair by her mother’s feet when the dog suddenly grabbed the baby by the head. Despite being taken to the Royal Preston Hospital, the baby died 2 hours later from brain injuries. The dog was destroyed at the request of the family.[22]
3 January 1996 Rottweilers (3) David Kearney, M, 11 Darwen, Lancashire, England – Attacked on 23 December 1995 when he climbed a fence to get his football.[23] The boy was so badly mutilated, that his mother didn’t recognise him. The victim died two weeks after hospital admission and having a leg amputated to prevent gangrene. 2 of the dogs were destroyed at the owner’s request.[24][25]


Date Dog breed Victim's name, sex and age Circumstances
7 November 2000 Doberman Kirsty Ross, F, 25 Helston, Cornwall, England – It was determined that the victim had had an epileptic seizure and her dog had attempted to pick her up by the scruff of the neck as a mother dog would lift a puppy. There was no evidence of a 'savaging' of the victim, and victim's 22-month-old daughter was in the same room unharmed. The dog, 13-month-old Frentzen, which had previously acted confused when victim was having a seizure, was euthanized.[26]
16 May 2003 Staffordshire Bull Terrier George Dinham, M, 45 London, England – Victim found dead in his own home, mauled to death by his own dog, possibly after an epileptic seizure. Neighbours claimed the same dog attacked a child a few months before, though it was suggested that the dog might have merely jumped at the girl, and the scratches sustained were from falling over.[27] The victim and dog were said to be inseparable, and the dog was known to nip at his owner to bring him around from seizures before. The dog was later destroyed.[28]
11 July 2005 American Bulldog Liam Eames, M, 1 Leeds, West Yorkshire, England – Victim's mother let in their two dogs because it was hot outside. The baby crawled towards the dog and it attacked, only letting go once the other household dog intervened. The child was pronounced dead an hour later from head and neck wounds. The dog had been acquired from a rescue, and had a “nervous temperament,” but was otherwise fine around the children. It was seized along with the other household dog and was slated to be euthanised. The other dog was returned to the family.[29][30][21]
24 September 2006 Rottweilers (2) Cadey-Lee Deacon, F, 5 months Leicester, East Midlands, England – Victim was attacked when her mother and her partner were moving furniture in the living quarters of a pub. The two guard dogs, which were usually kept in a kennel on the pub's roof, entered through a fire escape door that was left open for 15 minutes and took the baby from her Moses basket and out to the roof where they mauled her. The dogs, Bruno and Bessie, were owned by the partner's mother (the licensee of the pub) and were destroyed soon after the death.[31][32]
1 January 2007 American Pit Bull Terrier Ellie Lawrenson, F, 5 years St Helens, Merseyside, England – Victim's grandmother, after smoking 10 cannabis joints and drinking two bottles of wine, let the 75-pound dog inside the house where it attacked and killed the 5-year-old girl. The dog was shot dead at the scene. The girl received 72 separate injuries, mostly to her head and neck. The dog had previously attacked another person and a Jack Russell dog in two separate incidents. Kiel Simpson, the victim's uncle and owner of the dog, was jailed on possession of an illegal dog and banned from keeping dogs for five years. The grandmother was acquitted of criminal charges. Almost 200 banned dogs were surrendered the following month when Merseyside Police offered an amnesty.[33][34][35]
28 December 2007 Rottweiler Archie-Lee Hirst, M, 1 year Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England – The victim was being carried by a 7-year-old girl when the dog attacked, wrenching the 1-year-old boy from her arms. The victim was then dragged into the garden of his grandparents' house and mauled. Though the victim's aunt attempted to fight the dog away, the victim was 'savaged to death'. Both the victim's parents were at a neighbour's house and didn't witness the incident. The dog was shot dead by police at the scene. The grandparents had only acquired the dog 6-months prior, and were said to never exercise it, which likely added to its agitation.[36][37][38]
27 January 2008 Rottweiler James Rehill, M, 78 Newham, London, England – The victim was taking the dog for its morning walk when he fell over in the street. At first, the dog licked and pawed its owner, according to reports. But then, the dog turned on his owner, tearing chunks of flesh from his face. Witnesses tried to scare the dog off, but to no avail. The dog only let go once sprayed with a fire extinguisher, and was then shot by the police. The man later died at Royal London Hospital. The man had owned the dog for 10 years, and it had allegedly never acted aggressive before.[39][40]
4 February 2009 Staffordshire Bull Terrier Stephen Hudspeth, M, 33 Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England – Victim was bitten on the elbow while walking to work, and died 24 hours later from septicaemia.[41]
8 February 2009 Staffordshire Bull Terrier + Jack Russell Terrier Jaden Joseph Mack, M, 312 months Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, Wales – The two dogs had dragged the baby off a table whilst his grandmother napped, and attacked him. The grandmother discovered the dead baby and was shrieking, drawing attention from a neighbour who came over to see what was going on. The neighbour said the baby had severe injuries to his neck and was obviously dead. Both dogs were said to previously act friendly towards the infant. Both dogs were destroyed.[42]
1 May 2009 Alsatians (2) Andrew Walker, M, 21 years Blackpool, Lancashire, England – Victim was one of two men who were trying to separate two dogs that were fighting in their backyard. Both dogs turned on the victim, who received 51 bites in the attack, and lost four pints of blood. The dogs were euthanised at the request of the owner, who was known to have owned dangerous dogs before. His previous Rottweilers had attacked a woman and killed her poodle, but he was not banned from owning animals.[43]
30 November 2009 Pit Bull Type Jon Paul Massey, M, 4 years Liverpool, England – Victim was attacked in his house by a large dog. His grandmother tried to protect him, sustaining injuries herself. The dog was shot in the front garden by responding police. It had been reported that they were breeding dogs at the house.[44] Victim's uncle pleaded guilty to three counts under the Dangerous Dogs Act and was jailed for four months. He was found to be breeding pit bulls.[45] Victim's grandmother admitted one charge of keeping a dangerous dog and was given a four-month jail term, suspended for 18 months, and was banned from owning a dog again.[46]


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.[47][48]
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.[49][50]
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.[51]
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.[52]
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.[53][54]
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.[55][56]
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.[57][58][59][60]
5 November 2013 Bulldog type or Aylestone bulldog[6] 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.[61][62]
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.[6][63]
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.[64][65] The neighbours said the dog was called "Killer" and it killed a cat two years prior.[66]
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.[67][68]
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.[69] The dog, which had eleven prior biting incidents, was put down. Cleveland Police changed their policy on acquiring dogs, now requiring bite records.[70][71]
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.[72]
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.[73][74]
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.[75]
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.[76]
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.[77][78]
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.[79]
15 August 2016 Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross[6] 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.[80] 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.[81]
18 August 2016 American Bulldog Mastiff-bull dog[6] 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.[82]
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.[83]
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.[6][84][85]
15 October 2017 German Shepherd Ryan Busa, M, 10 years Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland – Victim was attacked by the family dog.[86][87]
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.[88]
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.[89][90]
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".[91][92][93][94]
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.[95]


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'[96]
13 September 2020 Chow Chow-German Shepherd cross Elon Jase Ellis-Joynes, M, 12 days Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. A newborn baby just 12 days old 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. When the family returned home on the afternoon of Elon's death, the newborn was pushed into the living room in his pram. Ms Ellis went upstairs to use the toilet "urgently" while Joynes played in the garden with the children. One of Ms Ellis's sons noticed the dog was missing and went into the house to investigate, he found Teddy standing growling over baby Elon, who was lying on the floor. 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". The court heard a dog behaviour expert's conclusion was that the dog caused Elon's injuries "while investigating what was, to the dog, a strange object". His father, 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. The baby's mother, Abigail Ellis, 28, denied the same charge and was due to stand trial but prosecutors asked for a not guilty verdict to be entered in her case after Joynes took full responsibility.[97]
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.[98]
2 April 2021 American Bulldogs (2)[99] 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.[100]
8 November 2021 American Bully XL[101] 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.[102]
22 December 2021 American Bully XL Adam Watts, M, 55 years[103] 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[104]
10 January 2022 3 British bulldogs John William Jones, M, 68 years Lampeter, Wales. A man 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[105] 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. 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, plead not guilty.[106][107]
21 March 2022 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.[108][109][110]
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 Egdon, Worcestershire on Monday, March 28. 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.[111]
15 May 2022 Cane Corso[112] 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.[113]
23 May 2022 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.[114] I[115]
15 July 2022 American Bully XL[116][117] or Italian Mastiff (debated)[118] 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.[119] 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.[120]
10 August 2022 American Bully XL[121] 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.[122] The XL Bully was subsequently put down by police. There were local suggestions he had a seizure immediately before the attack.[123]
3 October 2022 American Bulldogs[124] 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. [125]
3 December 2022 American Bully XL 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.[126][127]
12 January 2023 Unknown; 8 dogs seized by police, not banned breeds Natasha Johnston, F, 28[128] 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. [129]
31 January 2023 Unknown 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.[130][131]

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