THIS is the man accused of owning two “ticking time bomb” dogs which allegedly mauled a great-gran to death. Darren Wheeler, 42, ha
THIS is the man accused of owning two “ticking time bomb” dogs which allegedly mauled a great-gran to death.
Darren Wheeler, 42, has been named locally as having the pitbull-type animals accused of dragging Lucille Downer, 85, round her garden by the neck.
Darren Wheeler, 42, was arrested after his dogs allegedly attacked an 85-year-old woman[/caption]
Lucille Downer was the victim of a horrifying dog attack[/caption]
The elderly woman was mauled to death by two escaped dogs[/caption]
Pictures posted online show Wheeler and two pals posing with seven similar breeds, alongside the caption: “My team looking strong.”
Neighbours in Rowley Regis, West Mids, described the animals as like “ticking time bombs”.
Dementia-sufferer Lucille was due to enjoy an outdoors meet-up with her relatives when dogs got in her garden through a fence and killed her at 3.20pm on Good Friday.
She had been looking forward to seeing her family on Wednesday to mark turning 86.
Neighbours believe he breeds the puppies which can fetch up to £6,000 each, studding out his beasts as “trophy dogs”.
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Wheeler was arrested on suspicion of being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and death is caused.
He has been released on bail and is currently at a secret address for his own safety.
Both dogs have been destroyed.
She was attacked by two of her neighbour’s dogs, cops said[/caption]
Flowers were left for the gran outside her home following the attack[/caption]
The area was cordoned off as cops probed the death[/caption]
Armed police officers were at the scene[/caption]
She was mauled to death by two escaped dogs[/caption]