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Man, 62, dies after being brutally mauled by dog

A 62-year-old man has died after he was attacked by a dog at a home in North Wales.

Police and emergency services rushed to the property in Wrexham on Holt Road after the alarm was raised at around 11.44am on Monday.

Welsh Ambulance Service reported that a 62-year-old male was in cardiac arrest after being bitten by a dog at the property, which is home to several animals.

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Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The man's next of kin have been informed and our enquiries into this incident remain ongoing," a police spokesperson said.

Family members have requested that their privacy is respected at this time.

The dog was securely contained at the property and was euthanised by a vet at the scene.

Other dogs kept at the property have been removed by trained dog handlers and will be temporarily kennelled whilst enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called this morning, Monday, May 23, at 11:33hrs to reports of a medical emergency in the Holt Road area of Wrexham.

"We sent three emergency ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and the Wales Air Ambulance to the scene."

A local told The Mirror that the dogs' owner bred American Bullies at the property.

They believed that the owner's father or his partner's father had been looking after the animals while he was away watching Wrexham's football team play at Wembley.

When the father let the dogs out, one of them attacked him, causing him to go into cardiac arrest, the local said.

The family was believed to be on their way home from Wembley as the incident unfolded.

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