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04th Oct 2022

Gran killed in Liverpool dog attack by five ‘out-of-control’ bulldogs pictured for the first time

Charlie Herbert

Liverpool dog attack victim named

She was attacked by five American bulldogs

A gran who was mauled to death by a pack of out of control dogs has been identified.

Ann Dunn, 65, was pronounced dead at a property on St Brigid’s Crescent in Kirkdale Liverpool after neighbours reported hearing a woman’s screams at around 4pm on Monday.

A 31-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control and is currently in custody.

The Mirror reports that Dunn’s family bred XL Bullys

Merseyside Police have since said in a statement that five American bulldogs have been “put to sleep” and a man has been arrested.

“Five American bulldogs, which were inside the property, were handed over and have since been humanely destroyed,” the force said.

Detective Inspector Katie Coote added: “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.”

North West Ambulance Service were called to a home on St Brigids Crescent in Vauxhall, at around 4.25pm following reports of a woman being attacked by dogs.

On arrival, paramedics found a woman dead inside the property and called Merseyside Police around 4.30pm.

The property had been listed for dog breeding online.

Eyewitnesses reported to the Echo “at least two dogs” were involved in the attack and one person claimed they “heard screams” from the direction of the house around 4pm.

The woman, who was not identified, told the publication: “My husband came home at about 4pm and I heard a woman’s screams at some point after that. When I heard what happened I was shocked.

“The family must be devastated, you can’t put it into words really.”

Other residents in the area spoke of their shock, sadness and worry following the incident, which happened near a park with a children’s play area.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 690.

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