Grandmother mauled to death by neighbour’s dogs in Rowley Regis
A grandma struggling with dementia was trampled to death by 2 left pitbull-type pets on Friday after they jumped into her garden.
The lady, 85, was savaged in the English town of Rowley Regis, West Midlands, by 2 of her neighbour’s pets.
Locals stated the lady experienced dementia, with a source including the attack was “absolutely horrific”.
They informed The Sun: “The poor woman was dragged around the garden. Her injuries were on her neck.
“They mauled her neck. It’s just horrendous. The dogs managed to escape through into her garden.”
Another shocked individual stated: “Her neighbour said they had just had a new fence put in as well and the dogs managed to destroy a panel at the back of the shed and got into her garden and they never left.
“Apparently they went for her throat like a dog would with a toy.”
Speaking at an interview today, Superintendent Phil Asquith stated: “Our officers attended, by which point the dogs had returned through a hole in the fence to the adjacent property and then, unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, that lady died at the scene.
“An operation was then under way to secure the dogs. They were tranquillised and transported subsequently to secure kennels where they currently remain and they are being tested to determine their breed.
“Fortunately, these types of incidents are rare. This presented no wider threat to the public.
“It was a hole in adjacent premises so they weren’t running in the streets.”
MAULED TO DEATH
An senior neighbour who lives opposite your home stated: “I know she’s an old lady like myself and I know she’s called Lucille and old.
“I never heard what happened but it’s so horrible I feel so terrible about it all.”
One individual declared they had actually seen the pets being strolled prior to and “seemed to be well behaved”.
A neighbour who didn’t wish to be called included: “We just came at around 4pm and there were just so many police cars and everything blocking the road.
“We never heard anything that happened and I’m not sure who actually lives there.
“But I do know the neighbour had two dogs which lived at the address. It’s just terrible what’s happened.”
It’s simply dreadful what’s occurred and we’re so stunned if she’s a senior girl in her 80s she would have stood no opportunity.
Another neighbour who lives close by stated: “We had no idea what had happened but as I was walking past I just heard ‘Where’s the dog?’
“I’m not sure where the dogs came from but I know an elderly lady lived at the address.
“It’s just horrific what’s happened and we’re so shocked if she’s an elderly lady in her 80s she would have stood no chance.”
Another neighbour stated: “I think from what I’ve heard there was a broken fence and they’ve escaped through to there and mauled her to death.
“It’s just horrible what’s happened I didn’t know her personally but it’s terrible.”
A 43-year-old guy has actually been jailed on suspicion of being the individual in charge of a pet alarmingly out of control and death is triggered.
He has actually been bailed pending more questions after being quizzed by polices.
The 2 pets have actually been taken and will be taken a look at to learn what type they are.
Armed cops were at the scene, and a pet was seen being brought from a home.
Cops stated: “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.”
This post was very first released in The Sun and has actually been republished here with approval