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American bulldog attack: Woman mauled to death inside house in Liverpool

A 63-year-old woman was mauled to death by at least two dogs inside a home, police say

A 31-year-old man is arrested and five American Bulldogs destroyed after a 63-year-old woman was mauled to death in a dog attack inside the home

  • A 31-year-old man has been arrested after a 63-year-old woman was mauled to death by a dog
  • Five American Bulldogs were found inside the home and ‘humanely destroyed’
  • Police called to St Brigid’s Crescent in Kirkdale, Liverpool at 4.25pm ​​yesterday
  • The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, ambulance service confirmed

A man has been arrested and five American Bulldogs destroyed after a woman died in a dog attack yesterday.

The 63-year-old died at the scene of the attack at a home in Kirkdale, Liverpool on Monday afternoon.

Merseyside Police say a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of owning a dangerously out of control dog and is in police custody.

A 63-year-old woman was mauled to death by at least two dogs inside a home, police say

A 63-year-old woman was mauled to death by at least two dogs inside a home, police say

At around 4.25pm ​​on Monday, police were called to a property on St Brigid's Crescent in Vauxhall, Liverpool, where a woman in her 60s had been attacked by dogs.

At around 4.25pm ​​on Monday, police were called to a property on St Brigid’s Crescent in Vauxhall, Liverpool, where a woman in her 60s had been attacked by dogs.

The spokesperson added: ‘Five American Bulldogs, which were inside the property, were handed over and have since been humanely disposed of.’

Police were called to the house on St Brigid’s Crescent by the North West Ambulance Service at 4.25pm.

The woman has not yet been formally identified but her next of kin have been informed and an autopsy will be carried out to establish the cause of death, the force said.

A cordon has been established from Vauxhall Road to Alderney Road

A cordon has been established from Vauxhall Road to Alderney Road

The officers appear to be clustered around a side street of houses.  Forensic pathologists are also on the scene.

The officers appear to be clustered around a side street of houses. Forensic pathologists are also on the scene.

Detective Inspector Katie Coote said: ‘This is clearly a very distressing incident and our hearts go out to the family and friends of the deceased lady.

“Our investigations are continuing as we seek to establish what happened and I urge anyone who can help us to contact us.”

Yesterday a cordon was established from Vauxhall Road to Alderney Road.

The officers appeared to be clustered around a side street of houses. Cops were also on the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DM @MerPolCC or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000731247.

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