A MAN has died after being mauled to death by his dog as he suffered a medical episode.
Jonny Halstead collapsed at his home in Oldham, Gtr Manchester, on Wednesday but details have only just emerged.
The 35-year-old is then understood to have been bitten multiple times by his pet, which was later shot by police.
Following the news of Mr Halstead’s tragic death, tributes poured in on social media. A GoFundMe page set up by friends to raise money for funeral costs has already raised over £1,000.
One person wrote on Facebook: “Jonny Halstead was taken far too soon. If you knew him and fancy doing one positive thing today try and support his family cover some costs. You had me in stitches every time we met.”
Another said: “We lost a good friend yesterday. Lots of good memories to look back on but we would rather had him here to make some more. “RIP Jonny.”
Another wrote: “God I’m absolutely gutted. The saying is true he only takes the best. Jonny you will be missed so much by so many people. I wish it wasn’t true.”
A post-mortem exam, to determine exactly how Mr Halstead died, is yet to take place.
A Gtr Manchester Police spokeswoman said: “Shortly before 2pm on Wednesday January 29, police were called to a report that a man had been bitten multiple times by a dog at a property.”
Emergency services attended and sadly found the body of a 35-year-old man.
“The dog was destroyed by officers at the scene.”