Cumbrian man died after ferocious attack by family dog
A Staffordshire bull terrier-pitbull cross mauled a father-of-three to death in a "ferocious" unprovoked attack, an inquest heard.
Former carpet fitter Stephen Hodgson, 45, had passed out through drink at his home in Cleator Moor, when family pet Buster barged into a bedroom and bit down on his neck.
His two daughters desperately tried to pull the dog away from an unconscious Mr Hodgson but it refused to let go and went on to savage his neck, head and face.
Following the 10-minute attack, Buster suddenly stopped and Carla Hodgson, 17, and her sister, Jade, 19, managed to grab him... read more
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