Cops face quiz af­ter dog kills

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A MAN has died af­ter be­ing at­tacked by a dog which had been re­turned to its owner de­spite con­cerns that it was dan­ger­ous.

Po­lice said that the 52-year-old man, who has not been named, was out walk­ing with his York­shire terrier when he was at­tacked by an­other dog in the Sheep­bridge area of Hud­der­s­field on Mon­day. He died later in hospi­tal.

The in­ci­dent has been re­ferred to the In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Com­plaints Com­mis­sion be­cause the dog in­volved in the at­tack was seized by of­fi­cers earlier this month but re­turned to its owner af­ter it was de­ter­mined that it was not a banned breed.

A 29-year-old man, the owner of the dog, was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent and later re­leased on bail pend­ing fur­ther in­quiries.

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