January 24, 2022

Woman, 25, mauled to death by family dog as relative makes horrifying discovery

A 25-year-old believed to have been mauled by her family’s pet dog has died, according to reports.

The incident happened in Sunbeam Way, Kitts Green in Birmingham on Friday afternoon, BirminghamLive reports.

The victim was was alone in the property when she is believed to have been attacked.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene after a relative dialled 999 at about 2pm.

The dog, said by West Midlands Police to be a Staffordshire cross, is due to be destroyed.

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The victim was aged 25 and was found seriously injured by a relative

The force confirmed the dog also lived at the address.

The death has been handed over to Birmingham’s coroner for a full investigation.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to Sunbeam Way, Shard End, just after 2pm on Friday by a relative.

“Sadly, a woman aged 25 was found dead at the scene after suffering serious injuries believed to have been caused by a family dog which also lived at the address.

The tragedy happened in Sunbeam Way, Kitts Green
The tragedy happened in Sunbeam Way, Kitts Green

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The dog has been handed to the police to be ‘humanely’ put down

“No one else was in the property at the time, and the woman’s family has signed the dog, believed to be a Staffordshire cross, over to police. It will be humanely put to sleep.

“The death is being treated as a tragic incident, but with no suspicious circumstances.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.”