Nice-grandmother named as sufferer of deadly assault by escaped canine

2021-04-03 21:03:00

An 85-year-old girl who died after being attacked by two escaped canine in her again backyard has been named as Lucille Downer.

Police imagine the animals acquired into the girl’s backyard in Rowley Regis by way of a gap in a neighbouring property’s fence.

A 43-year-old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of being the individual accountable for a canine dangerously uncontrolled and dying was precipitated.

Flowers left at the scene in Rowley Regis, West Midlands where a woman in her 80s died after being attacked by two escaped dogs. Picture date: Friday April 2, 2021.
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Flowers left on the scene in Rowley Regis, West Midlands

A press release from Mrs Downey’s household stated: “Lucille was a mom, grandmother and great-grandmother who spent her working years as a prepare dinner at Bromford Home Care Dwelling in West Bromwich.

“Lucille was born in Jamaica and emigrated to the UK in her early 20s. Since arriving within the UK, Rowley Regis has all the time been her house and her household will miss her dearly.”

A autopsy to determine an official reason for dying is but to happen.

In a press release, West Midlands Police stated: “The 85-year-old suffered critical accidents following a sustained assault in her rear backyard in Boundary Avenue.

“It is understood two canine managed to get by way of a fence gap in a neighbouring property.

“Though neighbours rushed to her help at round 3.20pm yesterday she was sadly confirmed lifeless on the scene quickly afterwards.”

The canine have been tranquilised quickly after officers arrived on the scene.

The animals have been taken to close by kennels and are being examined to find out their breed.

Talking at a information convention outdoors West Bromwich Police Station on Saturday, Superintendent Phil Asquith stated: “The canine can have sadly carried out a reasonably sustained assault so there have been a number of accidents, primarily precipitated because of the delay in stepping into the backyard.

“However the specifics of the accidents I can not go into.”

Talking concerning the breed of the canine, Superintendent Asquith stated: “They have been two massive canine however we can’t speculate.

Police at the scene in Rowley Regis, West Midlands where a woman in her 80s died after being attacked by two escaped dogs. Picture date: Friday April 2, 2021.
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Police on the scene on Friday

“The DNA samples should be taken to find out the precise breed beneath the Harmful Canine Act (to see if) they’re particular breeds which can be banned – and I can not speculate as as to whether or not they’re banned canine.”

Spt Asquith stated neighbours responded “in a short time” to the woman being attacked and relations have been in a position to entry the backyard shortly as they lived close by.

He added: “Luckily, the precise proprietor returned house and was in a position to get the canine again into their space on the adjoining premises.”

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