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Man found dead with dog bites

A man has been found dead at a flat in Essex with dog bites. The 46-year-old's body was found just after 6 o'clock on Tuesday evening at Valkyrie Road in Westcliff.

Police believe the man had been bitten by his dog and had subsequently hurt his back, causing damage to his spleen. A post-mortem examination found he died from internal bleeding. A Staffordshire bull terrier has since been put down.