Man, 62, dies after being bitten by dog in Wales property

Welsh Ambulance Service reported that the male was in cardiac arrest after being bitten by a dog, before he died at the scene

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A man has died after being bitten by a dog in a property in Wales.

Police and ambulance services were called to an incident this morning following reports that a 62-year-old male was in cardiac arrest after being bitten by a dog.

But the male was pronounced dead at the scene on Holt Road in Wrexham.

Police responded to the incident on Holt Road, Wrexham
Police responded to the incident on Holt Road, Wrexham

A police spokesman said: "At 11.44am today (23 May) we responded to a request to attend an address on Holt Road, Wrexham to assist an ambulance crew at the scene.

"Welsh Ambulance Service reported that a 62-year-old male was in cardiac arrest after being bitten by a dog at the property.

“Sadly, 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.

“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."

In an earlier statement, the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called this morning, Monday 23 May at 11:33am 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.”