Man, 53, charged over fatal dog attack at house in Derby

23 April 2023, 18:36 | Updated: 23 April 2023, 21:40

Police were called to an address in Cameron Road, Derby, on Saturday morning
Police were called to an address in Cameron Road, Derby, on Saturday morning. Picture: Google Maps

By Chris Samuel

A man has been charged over the death of another man who died after being seriously injured in a dog attack in Derby.

Wayne Stevens, 51, died at the scene after the incident on Saturday.

The dog, which the force said presented "a risk to officers and the public" was then shot dead by firearms officers who the property.

Gary Stevens of Cameron Road, Derby, has been charged with being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury resulting in death.

He will appear at Southern Derbyshire magistrates court on Monday.

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Announcing Wayne Steven's death earlier on Saturday, Derby Constabulary said in a statement: “We are now able to confirm that the man injured during the incident in Cameron Road, Derby, died at the scene.

“His family have been made aware and our thoughts are with them at this time.”

The force said there will be an increased police presence in the area as enquiries continue.