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Man found dead ‘after being mauled by dog’ in Oldham

A 35-year-old man has been found dead after being mauled by a dog in Greater Manchester.

Emergency crews discovered the man’s body after being called to a property in Shaw, Oldham on Wednesday afternoon.

It is understood the man collapsed after suffering a medical episode before being bitten multiple times by the animal, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The dog was killed by police officers at the scene.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman told Sky News: “Shortly before 2pm on Wednesday 29 January, police were called to a report that a man had been bitten multiple times by a dog at a property on Duckworth Street, Shaw, Oldham.

“Emergency services attended and sadly found the body of a 35-year-old man.

“The dog was destroyed by officers at the scene.”


Forensic teams and plain-clothes officers were seen going in and out the property throughout Wednesday, the newspaper reported.

The front door of the house has since been boarded up, it said.


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