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Police seize 17 dogs and search a van after little girl is mauled by a pack of 'XL Bullys'

Police have seized an additional 13 dogs and searched a van after a pack of ‘XL Bully’ dogs savaged a young girl playing in the street in Greater Manchester.

The six-year-old girl was mauled by four dogs just before 2.40pm on Sunday as she played with a friend in a neighbouring garden in Carrington.

Greater Manchester Police have now seized 17 dogs in total after originally taking four dogs from the property. Last night they confirmed specialist officers had removed a further four adult dogs and nine puppies.

So far three people have been arrested on suspicion of owning a dangerous dog and have since been released on bail.

As part of the investigation, a van has also been found in south Manchester and is being examined.

Detective Inspector Matthew Dixon, of GMP’s Trafford district, said: ‘This is a fluid investigation and so far we have recovered 17 dogs and made three arrests, as well as a vehicle of interest.

‘However, the investigation is very much ongoing and anyone with information should contact police quoting log 1612-26/03/23.’

Greater Manchester Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) over the incident.

Source of data and images: dailymail

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