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Man killed in dog attack in Huddersfield named

David Ellam Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police have named the man who died in a dog attack in Huddersfield as 52-year-old David Ellam.

Mr Ellam was mauled to death in the Sheepridge area yesterday by a dog which had previously been seized because of safety concerns but was then released because it is not a banned breed.

A woman who said she was the victim's cousin wrote on Facebook: "There was nothing accidental about this, it was a tragic incident that should never have happened and correct measures were not taken to ensure this situation wouldn't arise.

"We hope that in the coming days, a true representation of what happened yesterday will come to light and end all speculation. At this point, there is nothing to gain from finger pointing or blaming of dangerous dogs or their owners - a man has died in one of the most horrific ways possible, and we should focus on making sure this never happens again rather than playing the blame game."

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NHS Foundation Trust told to improve after hospital inspections

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has been told to improve following an inspection at the two hospitals it operates.

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The Care Quality Commission says that although some of the services provided were good, maternity, critical care, and children and young people's services Required Improvement.

The Trust says it will address the Commission's concerns.

Man seriously injured in Huddersfield dog attack

A man is seriously injured in hospital after being attacked by a dog.

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Police were called to Riddings Road in Huddersfield around 9.48am this morning after reports a man had been bitten by a dog.

The man in his 50s suffered serious bites to his body. The dog was found in a nearby garden.

A man who is believed to be the dog's owner has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

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