A man has been arrested and five American Bulldogs destroyed after a woman was mauled to death by dogs.The 63-year-old woman was attacked and kille
A man has been arrested and five American Bulldogs destroyed after a woman was mauled to death by dogs.
The 63-year-old woman was attacked and killed inside a house in Vauxhall, Liverpool, yesterday afternoon. Emergency services rushed to the scene but the woman was pronounced dead there.
While it’s unclear how many dogs were involved in the attack, neighbours claimed it was “at least two.”
Merseyside Police have since confirmed that five American bulldogs, which were inside the property, were seized by officers and humanely destroyed.
An investigation has been launched and a 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control and is currently in custody.
The victim has not yet been formally identified but her next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.
Detective Inspector Katie Coote, of Merseyside Police said: “This is clearly a very distressing incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the lady who died. Our enquiries remain ongoing as we seek to establish what has happened and I would urge anyone who could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000731247.
In a full statement yesterday, Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm that emergency services are in Vauxhall following a dog attack this afternoon, Monday, October 3.
“At around 4.25pm, the ambulance service reported to police of a woman in her 60s being attacked by dogs inside a property on St Brigids Crescent.
“She was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene and her next of kin have been made aware.”
The investigation continues in the city.