A 25-year-old woman has died after believed to have been put to death by her family’s dog.
The incident occurred on Friday afternoon at an address in Kitts Green, Birmingham. Birmingham Live Report.
Emergency services rushed to the scene after a relative dialed 999 around 2 p.m.
They found the woman dead at the scene. She was seriously injured.
No one else was on the property at the time.
The dog, referred to as the Staffordshire Cross by the West Midlands Police, is about to be humanely euthanized.
West Midlands Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and the death was being treated as a “tragic incident”.
The death was turned over to the Birmingham Coroner for full investigation.
A police spokesman said, “We were called to Sunbeam Way, Shard End by a relative just after 2pm on Friday.
“Unfortunately, a woman, aged 25, was found dead on the scene after sustaining serious injuries believed to have been caused by a family dog who also lived at the address.
“Nobody was on the property at the time, and the woman’s family has signed the dog, which is believed to be a Staffordshire cross, with the police. He is being humanely euthanized.
“The death is treated as a tragic incident, but without any suspicious circumstances.
“A file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.”