Tributes paid to dad, 37, mauled to death by a dog in Wigan last night

The dog was humanely destroyed after the tragic incident.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 19th May 2023

A man who was mauled to death in a dog attack last night has been named as 37-year-old Jonathan Hogg.

The father sustained serious injuries by a dog which was ‘dangerously out of control’ on Westleigh Lane in Leigh.

Jonathan, known to friends and family as ‘Oggy’, was taken to hospital but tragically died of his injuries in the early hours of this morning.

Armed GMP officers were deployed to the scene at around 9.10pm on Thursday 18 May, and attempted to control the dog.

But due to the risk posed to the public, the dog was ‘humanely destroyed’.


A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog causing injury resulting in death. He remains in custody for further questioning.

Tributes have been pouring in for Oggy after his death in the horrific dog attack.


One person wrote on Facebook: “Can’t believe what I’m reading! Rest in peace Oggy.”

Another person said: “Can’t believe I writing this but rest easy kid. Hearbrioken isn’t the word . Didn’t want leave u this morning. Love u brother.”

Someone else shared: “RIP Oggy. What a cruel world we live in. Thinking of all your family at this awful time and sending all my love to you all.”


Detective Superintendent Simon Hurst of GMP’s Wigan district said: “Firstly, I would like to extend my condolences to the loved ones of the victim of this attack. Our officers and our partners are currently supporting the victim’s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

“We recognise this incident will rightly cause concern within the local area and we would like to reassure the public that we explored every possible avenue to protect the local community and the animal involved.

“We would urge members of the public to please come forward if they have any information in regard to this incident, any information you may have may be a huge help to our investigation.

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“You can report information to GMP on 101 quoting log 3769 of 18/05/2023. You can also report information to us online using the ‘report’ tool:

“Alternatively, you can report information to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


“This is a distressing incident which has resulted in the sad passing of a man and we are determined to ensure this does not happen again in our community.

“If you think someone has or is breeding dangerous dogs, please report it online on by calling 101.

“For more information about dangerous dogs in the UK, please visit our advice page.”

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