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Rowley Regis dog attack: Elderly woman dies after two animals attack her in garden

Written by on 3 April 2021

A woman in her 80s has died after being attacked by two dogs in her garden, West Midlands Police have said.

The woman, who has not been named, suffered serious bite injuries during the incident earlier today in the Rowley Regis area, south of Dudley.

West Midlands Police were alerted after the woman was found in the garden of an address on Boundary Avenue at around 3.20pm.

Despite the efforts of emergency services, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The dogs did not belong to her, officers have said, but managed to get into her garden before attacking her.

A 43-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control. He remains in custody for questioning.

Both animals have been seized by police to establish their breed.

A women in her 80s has died Image: Police at the scene on Boundary Avenue

A post-mortem examination will take place and police have said they will remain at the scene while they establish the full circumstances.

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman at this deeply distressing time.”

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