Detectives have launched an investigation after a man who was mauled by a pack of ‘bulldogs’ died.
Officers rushed to an address in Lampeter, Wales, after reports of the animals attacking a man who had been visiting the terraced home.
Police dashed to the house in the market town to find John William Jones, 68, covered in blood – and a woman crying on the doorstep.
Emergency services treated Mr. Jones at the property but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman, 27, has since been arrested in connection with his death, on suspicion of being in charge of a dangerous dog.
Three dogs, which are understood to be ‘British bulldog types’, have been removed from the property by officers, and the woman has been released under investigation.
The breed is not listed as a Dangerous Breed by law, and are due to be checked by specialist vets after the horror incident.
One neighbor said: “The street was filled with police cars – I’ve never seen so many in this town. There was blue flashing lights all night.
“We’ve heard that her dogs attacked the man in the house and that he bled to death later. It is just terrible.”
Another added: “She has lived here for about three and four years and is always out with her dogs.
“I think they are cross-breeds and she is often walking them on the park and rugby club across the road.
“She always seemed very responsible with them although three dogs are not easy to handle for a young girl like that.
“She is a bit of a hippie type but very well-meaning and I know she did some fundraising for the local ambulance service. Lord only knows what went on in that house.
“But she was on the doorstep sobbing and crying later.”
A spokesman said: “We are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man at a property in Lampeter.
“Dyfed-Powys Police officers were called just after 5.00pm, Monday, 10th January 2022, to a report that a man had been bitten by dog’s resident within the household.
“Sadly, a man in his 60s passed away at the scene.
“The three dogs involved did not fall under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and have been removed from the property.”
Lampeter Deputy Mayor Helen Thomas said: “It is a terrible tragedy. It has been a shock to us all in the community and the police are keeping us informed.”
A post mortem examination is due to be carried out to establish the cause of death and an inquest will be held by Ceredigion coroner Peter Brunton.
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