Blackburn dog attack: Pensioner making wild delivery in Lancashire | United Kingdom | New
The woman, who is in her 60s, ‘suffered significant life-altering injuries’ from the attack, which happened around 2.30pm in Blackburn, Lancashire. Police today confirmed mutilation took place in the front garden of an address on an estate in the east of the town.
The dogs, believed to be a pit bull type breed, were seized from their owner. An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been reported, Lancs Live reports.
The woman was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment of her head and facial injuries.
No further details about the victim, including where she is from, have been released by Lancashire Police at this stage.
Speaking today, Detective Sergeant Peter Davies of the force said: “We can confirm that we are investigating a dog attack in Blackburn.
“The woman involved was supposed to be making a delivery to the address where she was attacked. She suffered significant life-altering injuries.”
The officer continued: “Our thoughts are with her and her family at this time. The dogs involved have been seized and an investigation into the circumstances of the attack is ongoing.
“Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0850 of June 14.”
The dog attack comes weeks after a 62-year-old man died after being attacked by a dog on a property in Wrexham, North Wales.
Police said they were alerted by the ambulance service that the victim was in cardiac arrest at an address after being bitten by the dog. Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The dog was put down by a veterinarian and the other dogs on the property were removed by trained dog handlers.