Man suffered serious head injuries after being attacked by six dogs – breeder who recently lost arm arrested

Coniston Close after a dog attack
Coniston Close after a dog attack
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A DOG breeder who was savaged by his own American bulldogs resulting in his arm being amputated has been arrested after his dogs attacked three other people, it has emerged.

Stephen Potts, from Pittington, lost his right arm after being mauled by the dogs in a “vicious and brutal” attack.

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Neighbours of Mr Potts came out of their houses to beat the frenzied pets with golf clubs, umbrellas and cricket bats in an attempt to save him.

However, he has now been arrested after six of them attacked another man and his Staffordshire bull terrier, as he was out walking them in the Coniston Close area of Belmont, Durham, at about 1pm yesterday.

The 63-year-old victim was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of North Durham with injuries to his limbs and head, and his condition is described as serious. Two other women were also injured in the incident, one with bites to her hand and the other with injuries to her leg.

The police also confirmed that all the dogs involved had been secured.

After the first incident last month, one of the dogs was shot dead by police marksmen and the other was caught and being kept in kennels while a decision was made about its fate.