A woman has died in her garden in Rowley Regis after being attacked by two escaped dogs (Picture: SnapperSK)
A woman in her 80s has died after she was attacked by escaped dogs in her own garden.
The pensioner was found with serious injuries outside her house in Boundary Avenue, Rowley Regis, on Friday afternoon.
It’s thought the woman had been attacked by two ‘dangerously out-of-control’ dogs who had managed to get into the garden.
She sustained dog bite injuries and was left seriously wounded. Paramedics fought to save her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
An air ambulance landed in a park in the Black Country town shortly after the incident.
A number of emergency services vehicles have also been seen at the junction of Boundary Avenue and Oldbury Road.
A man, 43, has been arrested on suspicion of being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control.
The two dogs have been seized and police are examining them and trying to establish their breed.
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control (Picture: SnapperSK)
Police sedated and removed the dogs from the scene (Picture: SnapperSK)
Specialist dog handlers were seen on the street (Picture: SnapperSK)
There was a huge police presence after the incident (Picture: BPM Media)
West Midlands Police said: ‘A woman has died after being attacked by escaped dogs in Rowley Regis this afternoon.
‘We 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.’
The woman died in the garden of her house in Boundary Avenue, Rowley Regis (Picture: Google Maps)
The statement added: ‘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.
‘Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman at this deeply distressing time.’
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