After allegedly setting an XL Bully on another man, a St Albans resident has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH).

Prior to 8.20pm on Friday (February 16), it was reported that the owner of the dog made threats and set the animal on his victim in Russet Drive, with the intention of harming him.

The XL Bully then attacked the man - who is in his 40s - resulting in him attending hospital with GBH-level injuries.

Following a search of the suspect's property, two other dogs were found, with all three animals now seized by Hertfordshire police.

The suspect, a 33-year-old man from St Albans, has been released on bail while enquiries continue.


Information can be reported to Hertfordshire police online at or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101, using crime reference 41/13557/24.

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