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Editorial: Appalling dog attacks continue

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One of the two rottweilers involved in an attack on an autistic man in Winton on Sunday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The abject horror Winton man Oliver Beaumont must have felt as he was being mauled by two Rottweilers at the weekend must have been terrifying.

The autistic Winton man was not screaming when a neighbour and a policeman rushed to rescue him because he does not react the same as other people.

Not being able to express yourself during such a vicious attack, perhaps wondering if this is the end, is horrifying.

Mr Beaumont suffered gashes on his face and puncture wounds on his arms. Thick jeans may have saved his legs from serious injury.

Claims were then made Mr Beaumont had provoked the attacks, something rejected by his father.

Oliver Beaumont was taking his regular walk along a gravel road near his family's home in Great North Rd in the early afternoon when he was attacked by the two dogs - one male and one female.........

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