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Man, 50, is fighting for life after being bitten in face by dog

A 50-year-old man is fighting for his life after being bitten in the face by a dog yards away from polling station in Greater Manchester.

The man - who has not been named - was discovered with serious injuries to his arm and face in Breightmet, Bolton, and was rushed to hospital this afternoon.

Police officers and an air ambulance were called to the scene at around 1.20pm today.

The attack occurred just yards away from Elderdale Community Centre, where residents are voting for Greater Manchester's next mayor and their local councillor.

A 50-year-old man is fighting for his life after being bitten in the face by a dog yards away from polling station in Greater Manchester (police at the scene, pictured)

Bolton Council's Dog Enforcement Control Unit also attended the scene of the attack today. The dog has been seized by vets. 

Police have not confirmed who the dog's owner is nor what breed it is.

Resident Colbert Alleyne told Manchester Evening News of the 'chaos' he saw when he returned home today. 

The attack occurred just yards away from Elderdale Community Centre (circled), where residents are voting for Greater Manchester's next mayor and their local councillor

The man - who has not been named - was discovered with serious injuries to his arm and face in Breightmet, Bolton, and was rushed to hospital this afternoon (police at the scene, pictured)

Police officers and an air ambulance (pictured) were called to the scene at around 1.20pm today

He said: 'There were police everywhere. It was chaos. I could not get in my house.' 

A scene remains in place with paramedics and police present. Members of the public have been advised to avoid the area.

A spokesperson for GMP said: 'Officers were called to Yewdale Gardens, Bolton, at about 1.20pm on Thursday May 6, 2021, to reports a man was being attacked by a dog.

Bolton Council's Dog Enforcement Control Unit also attended the scene of the attack today (police at the scene, pictured). The dog has been seized by vets 

'NWAS and an air ambulance attended and a 50-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries to his arm and face.

'A scene remains in place and enquiries are ongoing. The dog has been secured by PetMedics.' 

North West Ambulance Service said: 'An ambulance, advanced paramedic and air ambulance are currently attending an incident on Yewdale Gardens, Breightmet, following a 999 call at 13.32.' 


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