Armed police rush to cemetery after girl mauled by canine | EUROtoday

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A lady has been taken to hospital for remedy after being attacked by a canine at a cemetery in Greater Manchester.

Emergency providers have been known as to Hurst Cemetery, Prospect Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, at round 1.25pm on Sunday following experiences {that a} girl was bitten on her leg.

Armed police have been despatched to the scene however the canine was secured and officers didn’t must discharge their weapons, Greater Manchester Police stated.

It was not instantly clear what sort of canine was concerned within the incident. No arrests have been made.

In December final 12 months, The Independent revealed that deadly canine assaults have soared to file highs.

At that time 16 deaths by canine bites had been recorded in 2023/24 – greater than double the six fatalities in 2022. Between 1991 and 2021, the quantity by no means went above 5, in accordance with knowledge from the Office for National Statistics.

Armed police have been dispatched to Hurst Cemetry however the canine was subsequently secured and officers didn’t must discharge their weapons


The improve has been blamed on a rise in canine possession sparked by Covid – 11 million in 2023 in comparison with 9.6 million in 2021, in accordance with charity PDSA – with puppies bred and smuggled from overseas with little care for his or her welfare.

XL Bully canines, which have been banned by the federal government, have been linked to plenty of assaults and deaths.

Greater Manchester Police stated in a press release: “Officers attended and the dog was subsequently secured. The female was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening or changing injuries.”

It was one among two incidents to happen at a cemetery in Greater Manchester on Sunday.

Police have been additionally known as to Southern Cemetry in Chorlton, south Manchester, following a report of assault.

A 16-year-old lady was taken to hospital with critical accidents though her situation was not life-threatening.

Police stated enquiries have been ongoing.