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Boy, 5, savaged by ‘XL Bully’ which bit his head in horror attack before being seized by cops

A FIVE year-old-boy is in hospital after being mauled in the head by an “XL Bully-type” dog.

He was savaged at a home in Hull on Monday before cops stormed in and seized the hellhound.

A five year-old-boy is in hospital after being mauled by a suspected XL Bully

Humberside Police said inquiries into the 11.45am incident on Brazil Street are ongoing.

Det Ch Insp Allison Sweeting said: “We are working closely with the boy’s family and the owner of the dog to understand the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Dangerous Dogs Act explained

After eleven horrific attacks in 1991, Home Secretary Kenneth Baker promised “to rid the country of the menace of these fighting dogs” by introducing the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The law is often considered controversial as it focuses on a dog’s breed or looks instead of an individual dog’s behaviour, and fails to stem the rise of dog attacks.

According to the RSPCA, over a third of the people killed by dogs since the act was brought in were attacked by legal breeds.

“At this stage, the breed of dog is believed to be an XL bully-type and it has been seized as part of our inquiries.”

Since February 1 it has been illegal to own, breed, sell, exchange, gift or rehome an XL Bully in England and Wales without a certificate or exemption.

The breed was deemed illegal after 11 people were killed by the hounds in the last three years, and many others injured in horror maulings.

But as of Feburary 1 all beasts must be registered and they must have a muzzle on if they’re out in public.

Owners and their dogs now face strict punishments without a certificate.

Fatal XL Bully attacks

Woman in her 50s mauled to death at home by two XL Bully dogs in Hornchurch, East London on May 21, 2014.

Esther Martin, 68, was looking after her grandson in Jaywick, Essex, when dogs Bear and Beauty attacked her on February 3, 2024.

Ian “Scouse” Langley, 54, was protecting his puppy when the animal pounced on him outside a home in Sunderland in October 2023.

Ian Price, 52, was viciously savaged in September 2023 by the beasts as he tried to protect his elderly mum from them after they escaped.

Jonathan Hogg, 37, was killed in May 2023 entered the dog’s pen when it went for him, leaving bite wounds on his arm, leg and head.

Natasha Johnston, 28, was mauled to death while walking a pack of dogs in January 2023 was believed to have been killed by her own pet – an American Bully XL.

Shirley Patrick, 83, died 17 days after being mauled in a “hellish”, violent dog attack in December 2022.

Ian Symes, 34, who was known to friends as “Wiggy”, died at a recreation ground in Fareham, Hampshire, after the savage attack in August 2022.

Joanne Robinson, 43, was fatally mauled by pet Rocco at her home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire in July 2022.

Keven Jones, 62, went into cardiac arrest after being bitten by Cookie-Doe at Chanel Fong’s home in Wrexham, North Wales in May 2022.

Bella-Rae Birch, one, was mauled to death in March 2022 at her home by the American Bully XL.

Jack Lis, 10, was killed by a hulking XL Bully dog named Beast in November 2021 as he played at friend’s home in Caerphilly.

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