A drug-crazed man who bit a dog outside a shop, has died of a heart attack.
The man, in his forties, who was believed to have taken drugs, reportedly attacked and bit a Staffordshire bull terrier in Cambridge, England, along with assaulting the dog’s owner. The obscene incident occurred on Monday around 6 p.m. outside the One Stop convenience store.
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After sinking his teeth into the dog, the man, who wasn’t wearing shoes at the time, ran into the shop and suffered a heart attack after being restrained by four men. It is alleged that the heart attack victim had to be held down due to his destructive behavior. Police and paramedics were called to the store following reports of a man in cardiac arrest. The man died in the doorway of the store and although post mortem results have proved inconclusive, he is thought to have suffered a heart attack.
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Four men, aged 40, 44, 69, and 50, from Cambridgeshire, were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the man’s death and have been released on bail.
The 45-year-old man, allegedly involved in the original altercation outside the shop, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm but has since been released without charge. Witnesses have described how the two men were arguing and shouting in the street prior to the man deciding to launch an attack and bite the owner’s dog.
“The man who died bit the dog belonging to the 45-year-old man.”
Local resident, Samantha Lander, told the Cambridge News she was awoken by the sound of shouting and looked out of the window to see a struggle, which appeared to involve a dog that looked like a bull terrier.
A rapid response car, ambulance and an air ambulance were sent to the scene after the East of England Ambulance Service received reports of a man suffering a drug induced heart attack, but attempts to resuscitate the man proved unsuccessful.
Cambridgeshire police said that further tests will be carried out to confirm whether the man suffered a heart attack due to a drug binge. The death was being treated as ‘unexplained’ but not suspicious. Formal identification of the man has not yet been completed.
A representative of One Stop said: “We are aware of an incident at our store in Ditton Lane, Cambridge. We are helping the police with their investigation.”
The dog that was attacked by the heart attack victim is reported to be fine after the sickening incident.