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‘Dog minder’ dies after American Bully XL attack

A 37-year-old man died last week as a result of serious injuries sustained in a dog attack in Leigh, Greater Manchester.

Jonathan Hogg passed away in hospital on 18 May after an attack by an American Bully XL that he was reportedly “dog sitting”.

Officers arrested two individuals on 19 May, a 24-year-old male on suspicion of being in charge of a dangerously out-of-control dog causing injury resulting in death, and a 22-year-old female on suspicion of money laundering.

GMP Detective Chief Inspector, John Davies said: “Our investigations into this violent attack are moving at a pace, as our officers work relentlessly to understand the events that led to Jonathan’s death.

“GMP officers searched two houses and seized 15 dogs [6 adults and 9 puppies] believed to be the same breed as that which attacked Jonathan. These dogs are now being cared for at a specialist facility.”

Hogg’s family said in a statement: “Jonathan was a well-loved, sensitive, and kind person who will never know how loved and appreciated he was by everyone who knew him.

“We have been inundated with messages of support and we ask for privacy at this time to come to terms with our loss.”

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