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Dog attack man Andrew Russell dies in hospital

Main Street, West Lothian Image copyright Google
Image caption The dog attack happened in West Calder's Main Street

A 90-year-old man who stepped into to save his wife from a dog attack in West Lothian has died five weeks after the incident.

Andrew Russell was bitten by an American bulldog while helping his wife, Dorothy, who had been knocked to the ground by the animal.

The attack happened in West Calder's Main Street on 20 September.

Mr Russell died at St John's Hospital on Friday. Police Scotland will send a report to the procurator fiscal.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in West Lothian are carrying out inquiries following the death of a 90-year-old man at St John's Hospital on 24 October. A report will be sent to the procurator fiscal."

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