Man, 35, dies after being mauled by his own dog while suffering medical episode

A man died after being mauled by his dog while suffering a medical episode.

Jonny Halstead, 35, was "bitten multiple times" by the dog, said to have since been shot by police.

Officers were called to an address in Oldham, Greater Manchester, after reports a man had collapsed.

Manchester Evening News says Mr Halstead, 35, fell ill at home and was then bitten.

Neighbours reported seeing a number of police cars and ambulances on the the quiet street on Wednesday afternoon.

Forensic teams and plain-clothes officers were seen going in and out the property throughout the day and into the evening.


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

Mr Halstead's devastated friends have shared their grief on social media.

A  gofundme page to raise money for funeral costs has already raised more than £1,000.

One person wrote on Facebook: "Jonny Halstead was taken far too soon.


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"If you knew him and fancy doing one positive thing today try and support his family cover some costs.

"You had me in stitches every time we met."

Another said: "We lost a good friend yesterday.

"Lots of good memories to look back on but we would rather had him here to make some more.

"RIP Jonny."

Another wrote: "God I'm absolutely gutted. The saying is true he only takes the best.

"Jonny you will be missed so much by so many people. I wish it wasn't true.

One said: "I was hoping to wake up and it all be a nightmare, unfortunately it's not and you really have gone, Jonny Halstead, can't get my head around it all.

"RIP you'll be missed."

A post-mortem exam, to determine exactly how Mr Halstead died, is yet to take place.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "Shortly before 2pm on Wednesday January 29, 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."

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