Map reveals XL bully hotspots as ban kicks in TODAY – could your street be overrun with illegal hounds?

Map reveals XL bully hotspots as ban kicks in TODAY – could your street be overrun with illegal hounds?

AS of today ferocious XL Bully dogs have been banned in England and Wales, with owners facing jail and their beasts being destroyed.

The breed was deemed illegal after 11 people were killed by the hounds in the last three years, and many others injured in horror maulings.

Map reveals XL bully hotspots as ban kicks in TODAY – could your street be overrun with illegal hounds?
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XL Bully dogs are now banned, with owners facing jail and their hounds being destroyed if they flout the rules[/caption]

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Bella-Rae Birch, 17 months, was the youngest victim of a fatal attack by one of the hounds[/caption]

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Ten-year-old Jack Lis was also killed by one of the beasts[/caption]

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Mohid Gardazee, 12, was raced to hospital after he was mauled by one of the hounds in Oldham last year[/caption]

But as of now, all beasts must be registered – with yesterday being the final deadline.

Owners and their dogs now face strict punishments without a certificate.

For those who missed the deadline, streets could be overrun with illegal and unregistered hounds.

The Sun has compiled the serious attacks that have horrifically happened since Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a massive crackdown on the dangerous breed.

We have also pulled together the names and photos of the tragic victims of XL Bully dogs.

Our map shows the attack hotspots – with some towns appearing more than once.

Since October, The Sun has reported on two horror XL Bully attacks in both Oldham, Manchester and Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

The hounds have also injured people in Stratford, Chesterfield, Cullingworth, Blackburn, Halifax, and Birchwood.

The Government says a massive 11 people have been killed by the beasts in the last three years.

There was tragically two fatal maulings in Caerphilly, Wales.

People also fell victim to XL Bully dogs in Sunderland, Stonnall, Leigh, Caterham, Fareham, Rotherham, Wrexham, and St Helens.

The horror attacks are detailed below.

A woman was jailed last month after her XL Bully dog mauled a 12-year-old boy and left him with serious injuries.

Armed police and paramedics raced to the Oldham scene after the beast, called Milo, went berserk and attacked the youngster as he cycled past.

And in December a man revealed his testicles were ripped off when he was attacked by a monster seven-stone XL Bully.

Hellhound “Envie” mauled the man in the horrific attack in Chesterfield, Derbyshire – leaving him needing eight stitches to his genitals and 32 in his arm.

The same month terrifying footage of another dog attack was revealed – with one man desperately lobbing a firepit at a crazed mutt.

One bystander was forced to hurl a fire pit at the beast as it clamped its jaws into defenceless Ralph in Mansfield.

Just days prior shocking footage of an XL Bully-type hell hound savaging a man at a train station was revealed.

He was left screaming for help as the beast latched onto his arm in front horrified onlookers in Stratford, London.

An ex-Manchester United footballer was fined after his XL bully bit a labrador and its owner in a vicious attack.

Fatal XL Bully attacks

Ian “Scouse” Langley, 54, was protecting his puppy when the animal pounced on him outside a home in Sunderland in October 2023.

Ian Price, 52, was viciously savaged in September 2023 by the beasts as he tried to protect his elderly mum from them after they escaped.

Jonathan Hogg, 37, was killed in May 2023 entered the dog’s pen when it went for him, leaving bite wounds on his arm, leg and head.

Natasha Johnston, 28, was mauled to death while walking a pack of dogs in January 2023 was believed to have been killed by her own pet – an American Bully XL.

Shirley Patrick, 83, died 17 days after being mauled in a “hellish”, violent dog attack in December 2022.

Ian Symes, 34, who was known to friends as “Wiggy”, died at a recreation ground in Fareham, Hampshire, after the savage attack in August 2022.

Joanne Robinson, 43, was fatally mauled by pet Rocco at her home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire in July 2022.

Keven Jones, 62, went into cardiac arrest after being bitten by Cookie-Doe at Chanel Fong’s home in Wrexham, North Wales in May 2022.

Bella-Rae Birch, one, was mauled to death in March 2022 at her home by the American Bully XL.

Jack Lis, 10, was killed by a hulking XL Bully dog named Beast in November 2021 as he played at friend’s home in Caerphilly.

Wayne Heseltine’s dog Bruno had to be pulled off the labrador, called Daisy, by her horrified owner who thought he was ‘going to watch her die’ in Bradford’s Cullingworth.

The horrifying moment a 10-year-old boy was attacked by an XL Bully-type dog was caught on camera in November – before it launched at another a man.

CCTV shared online shows the child and an adult walking through a residential street in Blackburn, Lancashire before the horror unfolded.

The same month armed cops were forced to gun down a suspected XL Bully after it mauled two in a horror rampage.

A helicopter was also scrambled after the hell-hound savaged its owner, a second person and another dog in Halifax, West Yorks.

Just days prior a terrified woman was left with serious injuries after hurling herself from a third-storey window to escape a neighbour’s crazed XL Bully.

The beast attacked the woman and her pals during an evening gathering at a flat in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

In October a schoolboy was mauled while cycling in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Mohid Gardazee, 12, was rushed to hospital where he spent more than three hours in surgery with “potentially life-changing” injuries.

The same month a man on a mobility scooter was attacked by an XL Bully-type dog as he tried to stop the beast from mauling his own pet.

The horror unfolded in Birchwood when the man was taking his dog for a walk.

XL Bully victims Shirley Patrick, 83, Joanne Robinson, 43, Natasha Johnston, 28, and Ian Price, 52

Dangerous Dogs Act explained

After eleven horrific attacks in 1991, Home Secretary Kenneth Baker promised “to rid the country of the menace of these fighting dogs” by introducing the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The law is often considered controversial as it focuses on a dog’s breed or looks instead of an individual dog’s behaviour, and fails to stem the rise of dog attacks.

According to the RSPCA, over a third of the people killed by dogs since the act was brought in were attacked by legal breeds.

Ian Langley, 54, Jonathan Hogg, 37, Ian Symes, 34, and Keven Jones, 62, were also killed by the beasts
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Jack’s mum Emma Whitfield sat down for an exclusive Sun interview with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak[/caption]

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