Man arrested after woman dies following dog attack

A woman has died after being attacked by escaped dogs in Rowley Regis yesterday afternoon.

Officers were alerted to an elderly woman being found with serious injuries in a rear garden in Boundary Avenue at around 3:20pm. 

Despite the best efforts of emergency services she was sadly confirmed dead at the scene soon afterwards.

It's understood two dogs - which did not belong to the woman who was aged in her 80s - had managed to get into her garden and she was attacked. She sustained dog bite injuries although a post mortem will take place in due course to establish the cause of death.

A 43-year-old local man has been detained on suspicion of being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and death is caused. He remains in custody for questioning.

Two dogs have been seized and will undergo examination to establish their breed. 

A police scene and presence will remain in place in the area as we work to establish the full circumstances of what happened.


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