Man arrested & five dogs destroyed after woman killed by out of control animals | The Sun

A MAN has been arrested and five American bulldogs destroyed after a woman was mauled to death by a pack of out of control animals.

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

A Merseyside Police spokesman said a 31-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control and was in custody.

The spokesman added: "Five American bulldogs, which were inside the property, were handed over and have since been humanely destroyed."

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.

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A post-mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death, the force said.

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 contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000731247.

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