The breed of a ‘dangerous dog’ which injured a man yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, January 31) is still being determined by police.

Four police cars and a dog warden van were scrambled to Morrell Avenue in Headington after reports that an aggressive canine was on the loose.

The dog was seized and a man, in his 60s, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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Commenting this morning, a Thames Valley Police spokesman said: “Enquiries are continuing to establish the breed of dog.

The Oxford Mail was told by an eyewitness that the dog looked like an XL Bully.

The incident came a day before a ban on XL Bullies was introduced in England and Wales following a series of attacks by the breed.

From today (February 1), it is a criminal offence to own an XL Bully unless the dog has a certificate of exemption.