Two arrested after pensioner dies following dog attack in Bedworth - The Coventry Observer

Two arrested after pensioner dies following dog attack in Bedworth

Coventry Editorial 3rd Jun, 2023   0

A WOMAN in her 70s has died after a dog attack in Bedworth.

Officers responded to the report of the attack on Kathleen Avenue, which took place at around 3.50pm yesterday (Friday, June 2).

The woman was declared dead at the scene and her next of kin have been made aware.

Police have contained and seized the animal to a secure facility.

A 52-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a banned breed of dog and owning a dog dangerously out of control.

The woman is currently in hospital and being treated for an injury sustained by the dog, although it isn’t believed to be life threatening.




The man has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

Spt Sutherland Lane said: “This was a tragic isolated incident, and a full investigation is now underway to establish the circumstances surrounding it.


“Thankfully dog attacks of this nature are exceedingly rare, but I recognise this will be deeply upsetting for the local community.

“The public can expect to see a heightened police presence in and around the area while we conduct our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should visit www.warwickshire.police.uk/report or call 101 quoting incident number 250 of 2 June 2023.

 

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