(Irish Independent) A Staffordshire Bull Terrier that was suspected to have eaten crack cocaine, mauled and killed its owner while he was filming a documentary on drugs.

Mario Perivoitos, who worked in IT, died in hospital shortly after he was attacked by “Major”.

Perivoitos received serious injuries to his face and neck, extensive haemorrhaging and his larynx was crushed, an inquest heard.

The BBC film crew at his home in North London called an ambulance and tried to fight off the dog, which had attached itself to the 41-year-old’s neck.

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.