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Sunday, 1 December, 2002, 11:32 GMT
Pensioner dies after dog attack
Police siren
The dog's owner has been reported to the police
An elderly man has died after he was savaged by a dog.

The incident happened on Friday morning in Thompson Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester.

Peter Carter, 83, was bitten several times on the face and body by the English Bull Terrier.

He was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital and transferred to Manchester's Wythenshawe Hospital where he died undergoing plastic surgery on Saturday evening.

The dog's owner, who dragged the animal off its victim, has been reported for keeping a dangerous dog.

He is expected to appear before magistrates in due course.

The dog has since been put down.


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