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03rd Jun 2023

Woman in her 70s dead after dog attack in West Midlands

Steve Hopkins

Two people have been arrested over the attack

A woman in her 70s has died after being attacked by a dog in Warwickshire.

The pensioner, who has not been named, was declared dead at the scene of the attack on Kathleen Avenue, Bedworth.

Warwickshire Police said they were called to the address at 3.50pm Friday.

A 52-year-old man and 49-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a banned dog breed and owning a dog dangerously out of control.

The woman is in hospital being treated for an injury caused by the dog.

The man has been released on bail.

Superintendent Sutherland Lane said: “This was a tragic isolated incident, and a full investigation is now underway to establish the circumstances surrounding it.

“Thankfully dog attacks of this nature are exceedingly rare, but I recognise this will be deeply upsetting for the local community.

“The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in and around the area while we conduct our enquiries. Please do come and speak to one of our officers if you have any information that could help with our investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is urged to report this to us either via our website or by calling 101 quoting incident number 250 of 2 June 2023.

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