Woman, 25, mauled to death by pet dog at home

Jimmy Nsubuga
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The incident happened in Sunbeam Way, Kitts Green, in Birmingham. (Google)
The incident happened in Sunbeam Way, Kitts Green, in Birmingham. (Google)

A 25-year-old woman has been killed by her family's pet dog.

The victim was mauled to death by a Staffordshire cross dog at a house in Sunbeam Way, Kitts Green, Birmingham on Friday, police said.

Officers and paramedics were called to the address at 2pm after a relative raised the alarm.

The woman was found dead after suffering horrific injuries.

A neighbour, who did not want to be identified, told BirminghamLive: “I saw all the police and ambulances and wondered what happened.

“When I found out she’d been killed by her dog I felt sick to my stomach .”

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Officers and paramedics were called to the address at 2pm on Friday. (Getty)

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West Midlands Police said no one else was in the property at the time and the death was “being treated as a tragic incident” and was not suspicious.

The woman’s family handed the dog to police to be put down.

Officers were at the property “all day” on Friday after the attack was reported, BirminghamLive added.

The website said police were not visible in the area on Saturday morning and there were people walking around.

Sunbeam Way is an estate that has some 30 houses on it.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “We were called to Sunbeam Way just after 2pm by a relative.

“Sadly, a woman aged 25 was found dead at the scene after suffering serious injuries believed to have been caused by a family dog which also lived at the address.

“No-one else was in the property at the time, and the woman’s family has signed the dog, believed to be a Staffordshire cross, over to police.

“It will be humanely put to sleep.

“The death is being treated as a tragic incident, but with no suspicious circumstances.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.”