Police confiscate 15 dogs after man fatally injured in attack
Fifteen dogs have been confiscated by police to investigate an attack that resulted in the death of a 37-year-old man.
Jonathan Hogg, who was described by his family as a “loved, sensitive and kind person”, died in hospital after suffering serious injuries when he was attacked by a dog in Leigh, Greater Manchester around 9.10pm on Thursday.
Officers searched two homes and seized 15 dogs, including six adults and nine puppies, believed to be of the same breed as the one who attacked Mr Hogg, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.
According to police, two people were arrested in connection with the incident on Friday.
A 24-year-old man was arrested on Friday on suspicion of taking the lead of a dangerously runaway dog and causing injuries resulting in death.
On Friday evening, a 22-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
Detective Chief Inspector John Davies said: “GMP officers searched two homes and seized 15 dogs (six adults and nine puppies) believed to be of the same breed as the one that attacked Jonathan.”
“These dogs are now being cared for in a special facility.
“Items totaling £37,500 were seized which are believed to be proceeds of crime.”
He added, “Dangerous dogs have no place in our communities and we want to reassure the public that we are doing everything we can to keep people safe.”
“If you believe anyone has or breeds dogs that pose a danger to the public, please report this online to 101.”
In a tribute released following Mr Hogg’s death in the early hours of Friday morning, his family said: “Jonathan was a well-loved, sensitive and kind person who will never know how much he was loved and appreciated by everyone, who knew him.”
“We have been inundated with messages of support and ask for privacy at this time to process our loss.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/police-woman-man-killed-dog-leigh-greater-manchester-police-police-greater-manchester-jonathan-privacy-b1082526.html Police confiscate 15 dogs after man fatally injured in attack