Forensics at the scene in Liverpool (Picture: Liverpool Echo)
A man has been arrested after a woman was mauled to death by dogs in a house in Liverpool.
The 63-year-old woman was attacked by five American bulldogs in Kirkdale yesterday afternoon.
The bulldogs inside the property were handed over and have since been humanely destroyed.
Police said a 31-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control.
Eyewitnesses reported to the Liverpool Echo ‘at least two dogs’ were involved in the attack.
She said: ‘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.
Officers were carrying out further investigations this morning after the attack yesterday (Picture: Liverpool Echo)
The five American bulldogs have been humanely killed following the attack (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police at the scene on Silvester St in Vauxhall, Liverpool (Picture: Liverpool Echo)
‘The family must be devastated, you can’t put it into words really.’
Hundreds of people paid tribute to the ‘lovely’ woman who was killed in the attack.
Rachel Flood said: ‘So sad such a lovely woman. RIP thinking of all her family x’
Tricia Massey said: ‘Breaks my heart every time I hear anything like this. Brings back horrible memories. Sending love to her family and friends xxx’
Ann Gibney said: ‘So so sad RIP beautiful. Absolutely devastated thinking of all your lovely family.’
Theresa Smith said: ‘Heartbreaking thinking of all the family, devastated for yous all.’
Merseyside Police said: ‘We are continuing to investigate following reports of a fatal dog attack at a house in Liverpool yesterday, Monday 3rd October.
‘We were contacted at 4.25pm by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) reporting that a 63 year-old woman had been attacked inside a house on St Brigid’s Crescent in Kirkdale.
‘The woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. She 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.
Five American bulldogs, which were inside the property, were handed over and have since been humanely destroyed.
‘A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control and is currently in custody.
‘An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.’
Detective Inspector Katie Coote 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.
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