Man who died in Derby dog attack pictured as family pays tribute | UK News
The family of a man killed in a dog attack in Derby last week have paid tribute, saying “words cannot explain the pain”.
Wayne Stevens, 51, died at the scene on the city’s Cameron Road, with the dog shot by police.
Derbyshire Police said the animal “posed a risk to officers and the public was shot dead by firearms officers”.
Officials announced yesterday that Gary Stevens, 53, had been charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act following the incident early Saturday morning.
He is accused of being responsible for a dog that got dangerously out of control and caused injuries resulting in death, and is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today.
Tributes to Wayne appeared on social media over the weekend, and his family members expressed their shock at his death.
His brother Scott wrote on Facebook: “RIP Big Brother Wayne Stevens’ words cannot explain the family’s pain.
“It’s only been 4 days since we had a beer, I love you so much.
‘I hope you meet dad in heaven and solve your problems because your neighbors are for eternity now so make peace.’
Julie, Wayne’s sister wrote: “RIP to our dear brother Wayne aka Trend.
“I can’t believe it, still shocked to hear the news. You’re really gone, why can’t it just be a dream we can wake up from?
“We will always love you brother and you will be missed forever fly up to paradise until we meet again.”
Derbyshire Police said in a statement yesterday: “Formal identification has taken place and the victim has been referred to as 51-year-old Wayne Stevens.
“Our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this time.”
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