Merseyside Police arrested a man after an elderly woman was found dead in n Kirkdale, Liverpool.
The incident occurred on Monday, when the 65-year-old woman, known locally as Ann Dunn, was tragically assaulted near St Brigid’s Crescent in Kirkdale, Liverpool. The property had been recently listed for dog breeding online.
Five American bulldogs were found inside the residence, BBC.com reported.
The police said a 31-year-old man was being held on suspicion of having a dangerously out-of-control dog.
Det Insp Katie Coote said it was “obviously an extremely tragic occurrence, and our sympathies are with the lady who died.”
She said, “Investigations continue trying to figure out what happened there, and I would encourage anyone who can help us.”
According to the authorities, the woman had not yet been fully identified, but her next of kin had been alerted.
To ascertain the cause of death, a post-mortem examination will be undertaken.
American bulldogs are not one of the four breeds that are presently illegal in the United Kingdom.