Man arrested and 5 dogs destroyed after woman mauled to death inside house

A woman was mauled to death in a dog attack which has led to the arrest of one man and destruction of five American bulldogs.

The 63-year-old female was reportedly attacked and killed inside a house and emergency services were contacted at around 4.25pm on October 3, but she was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

The attack took place at St Brigids Crescent, Vauxhall, with neighbours claiming that "at least two" dogs were involved in the attack.

Since the attack, Merseyside Police have confirmed that five American bulldogs were inside the property and the animals have since been seized by officers and destroyed.

An investigation has been launched by police who have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control – with the man currently in custody.

The 63-year-old victim has yet to be been formally identified but her next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem will in turn be performed to establish the cause of death as Detective Inspector Katie Coote expressed her sadness over the incident.

She 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.

The news of this tragic incident has come after four adults were taken to hospital after suffering injuries following a dog attack.

The dog, which has since been handed over to the Scottish SPCA, attacked four people in a property in Aberdeen.

A police spokesperson said: "A 57-year-old woman has been charged in connection and is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date."

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