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Girl in hospital after being mauled by suspected XL Bully in Truro

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A woman has been hospitalised with critical accidents after being mauled by a suspected XL Bully dog in a brutal attack in Cornwall.

The sufferer was rushed to Treliske Hospital in Truro after the growling mutt bared its tooth and pounced on her in Lowenek Close in Falmouth, at round 7.10pm on Saturday.

Armed police later descended on the scene and seized the canine. It was not instantly clear whether or not the canine was destroyed or taken to a safe kennel.

Devon and Cornwall Police stated it was investigating to determine the total circumstances of the incident.

XL Bully dogs have been banned by the government earlier this year following a surge in recent assaults by the canines, that are near the pitbull terrier and have been crossbred with different breeds resembling English bulldogs, Olde English Bulldogge and American bulldogs.

From 1 February, it grew to become a legal offence to personal an XL bully in England and Wales with out a certificates. Applications have to be submitted by noon on Wednesday.

File picture: Police have been referred to as to Lowenek Close in Falmouth (Google)

It follows restrictions which got here into drive on the finish of final yr that means the dogs have to be saved on a lead and muzzled in public.

Breeding, promoting or abandoning the dogs additionally grew to become unlawful as of 31 December.

Earlier this month a person grew to become the first person to be sentenced for illegally owning one of the dogs.

Patrick McKeown, 40, failed to use for an exemption for his XL Bully, and likewise didn’t neuter the canine or receive insurance coverage.

File picture: It is now unlawful to personal or breed XL Bully dogs (Getty Images)

It was reported that the canine was additionally seen free within the yard of the property in Worthing, West Sussex, police stated.

McKeown warned officers his canine would attack anybody who approached it.

Officers executed a warrant on the tackle and the canine was seized.

The former builder admitted one rely of possessing or having a combating canine, opposite to the Dangerous Dogs Act, at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on March 12.

The courtroom imposed a one-year neighborhood order, requiring him to finish 100 hours of unpaid work. He was additionally ordered to pay £85 prices and a £114 surcharge.

The courtroom imposed an order for the destruction of the canine, pending an enchantment.

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