According to The Guardian, two people were seriously injured after a suspected attack by an American XL bully dog in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire 1. The dog was seized by the police and taken to secure kennels. A man and a woman were arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control.
American XL bully dogs have been linked to several fatal dog attacks in the UK. In fact, six of the ten fatal dog attacks in the UK last year were linked to XL bullies, and at least three of the seven this year. The UK government has decided to ban American XL bully dogs from December 31, 2023.