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A 62-year-old man from Chester has died after being bitten by a dog owned by his daughter-in-law. The victim, named locally as Keven Jones, suffered a cardiac arrest after he was bitten at a house in Wrexham.

Chanel Nicole Fong was with her father in law when he died at her home on Holt Road, which she described as the 'worst day of her life'. Police confirmed that the dog was euthanised.

In a public Facebook post, Chanel said that she had asked her father-in-law to look after her dogs as she would be out for parts of the day. Ms Fong said that Mr Jones was the only person who could handle her dogs apart from herself and her husband Josh, who was in London at the time of the incident, reports North Wales Live.

As she was getting ready to leave the house at around 11.20am on Monday, Ms Fong said she heard Mr Jones in the kitchen telling Cookie-Doe, the dog that bit him, to get off him. She went into the room and told the dog to get down and, according to Ms Fong, it did.

In the post, she said she then noticed blood coming from her father-in-law's leg and grabbed the dog's blanket to help stem the blood coming from the wound. She said she then carried him to a sofa and called for an ambulance.


Ms Fong said the 62-year-old grabbed her shoulder to tell her he was dying. She was still on the line with the ambulance service at this point and she says she was told to place him on the floor and to begin chest compressions. An ambulance arrived around seven minutes later, she said.

Paramedics spent 45 minutes trying to save Mr Jones' life, but he sadly died at the scene. Ms Fong thanked the emergency services in her post for their help on what she described as the worst day of her life.

She wrote: "I want to thank North Wales Ambulance Service, the air ambulance, North Wales Police and their special dog handling team. But after working on Keven for 45mins he didn't take another breath.

"Today has been the worst day of my life. I have had to watch two men who I love so much take their last breath. I can't shake the feeling of Keven's blood off my hands and all I can hear in my head is Cookie's cries.

"Cookie did not attack Keven, he's a big boy and plays too rough. Please respect Josh and his family, myself and my family at this absolutely heart breaking time. Cookie was euthanised in the back garden by a trained vet and the other dogs were checked over by the dog handling team, our special girl Fire was taken as she has an athletic build however the rest they were happy with and they are all tucked up in bed."

A spokesperson for North Wales Police confirmed the victim was from the Chester area. They said: "At 11.44am yesterday (May 23) we responded to a request to attend an address on Holt Road, Wrexham to assist an ambulance crew at the scene. Welsh Ambulance Service reported that a 62-year-old male was in cardiac arrest after being bitten by a dog at the property.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's next of kin have been informed and our enquiries into this incident remain ongoing.

"Family members have requested that their privacy is respected at this time. The dog was securely contained at the property and was euthanised by a vet at the scene.

"Another dog kept at the property was removed by trained dog handlers and will be temporarily kennelled whilst enquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said yesterday: "We were called to reports of a medical emergency in the Holt Road area of Wrexham. We sent three emergency ambulances, two rapid response vehicles and the Wales Air Ambulance to the scene."