Elderly woman killed in dog attack; two arrested in Warwickshire

A tragic incident occurred in Bedworth, Warwickshire, when a woman in her 70s was fatally attacked by a dog. The police were called to Kathleen Avenue at 3.50pm on Friday, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A 52-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a banned dog breed and owning a dangerously out-of-control dog. The woman is currently in hospital receiving treatment for a non-life-threatening injury inflicted by the dog, while the man has been released on bail.

Warwickshire Police superintendent Sutherland Lane referred to the event as a “tragic isolated incident.” They added, “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.”

This incident follows a separate case in Leigh, Greater Manchester, where a 37-year-old man died after being attacked by a “dangerously out of control” dog last month. In another unrelated incident, a five-month-old baby was taken to hospital after being bitten in Caerphilly. Additionally, in April, a 53-year-old man was charged in connection with a dog attack that resulted in the death of 51-year-old Wayne Stephens in Derby.

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Jamie Cartwright

Jamie is a keen traveler, writer, and (English) teacher. A few years after finishing school in the East Mids, UK, he went traveling around South America and Asia. Several teaching and writing jobs, he found himself at The Thaiger where he mostly covers international news and events.