Elderly Woman Fatally Attacked by Dog in Bedworth: Police Launch Investigation

Elderly Woman Fatally Attacked by Dog in Bedworth: Police Launch Investigation

…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media.

Tragic Incident on Kathleen Avenue

A woman in her 70s has passed away following a dog attack in Bedworth.

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Warwickshire Police reported that the incident occurred on Kathleen Avenue at approximately 3.50pm on Friday.

Fatality and Immediate Response

Upon arrival, authorities pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

However, the police have reassured the public that there is no ongoing risk to the wider community, as they promptly contained and apprehended the dog, relocating it to a secure facility.

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Arrests Made and Injury Sustained

As part of the investigation, a 52-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a banned breed of dog and owning a dog that is dangerously out of control.

The injured woman is currently receiving medical treatment in the hospital for injuries inflicted by the dog, although her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Ongoing Inquiries and Police Bail

The man involved in the incident has been released on police bail while further inquiries are conducted.

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Superintendent Sutherland Lane expressed condolences for the tragedy and assured the community that a comprehensive investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

He acknowledged the rarity of such dog attacks but acknowledged the distress it may cause to the local community.

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Heightened Police Presence and Call for Information

To aid their investigation, the police will maintain a heightened presence in and around the area.

They encourage anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to come forward and speak with one of their officers.

Reports can be made through the website warwickshire.police.uk/report or by contacting 101 and quoting incident number 250 of June 2.

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