A man has been arrested after a woman was mauled to death by dogs in a house in Liverpool.
The 63-year-old woman was attacked by five American bulldogs in Kirkdale yesterday afternoon.
The bulldogs inside the property were handed over and have since been humanely destroyed.
Police said a 31-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control.
Merseyside Police said: ‘We are continuing to investigate following reports of a fatal dog attack at a house in Liverpool yesterday, Monday 3rd October.
‘We were contacted at 4.25pm by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) reporting that a 63 year-old woman had been attacked inside a house on St Brigid’s Crescent in Kirkdale.
‘The woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. She has not yet been formally identified but her next of kin have been informed.
‘A post-mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.
Five American bulldogs, which were inside the property, were handed over and have since been humanely destroyed.
‘A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control and is currently in custody.
‘An investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
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 @crimestoppersuk on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000731247.