Manslaughter accused blames sex injuries on his dog

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A man on trial at Liverpool Crown Court charged with manslaughter has claimed that serious injuries to the dead man were caused by his dog.

David Currie from Warrington died from a heart attack brought on by serious internal injuries he sustained during sex at the home of Steven Boyd.

But 47-year-old Boyd, from the Wirral, denies manslaughter and claimed that the injuries were caused by his dog Tosh, a great Dane/bull mastiff cross.

Mr Currie was a member of the transvestite community and met Boyd through a friend.

Prosecution counsel Andrew Edis QC said a police search of Boyd’s home for the item which caused the serious internal injuries to Mr Currie was unsuccessful.

“It may well be that the dog did have a habit of having sex with men, which is a pretty extraordinary proposition,” he told the court, according to

Mr Edis said that experts had concluded that the dog did not cause the injuries to Mr Currie.

The case continues.