Liverpool dog attack: man arrested after woman, 63, killed after being mauled by dogs in Kirkdale house

A man has been arrested and five American bulldogs have been destroyed after a woman died following a dog attack, police have said.

A 63-year-old woman died at the scene of the attack at a home in Kirkdale, Liverpool, on Monday afternoon (3 October).

A Merseyside Police spokesman said a man, 31, had been arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control and was in custody.

liverpool dog attack: man arrested after woman, 63, killed after being mauled by dogs in kirkdale house

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    The spokesman added: “Five American bulldogs, which were inside the property, were handed over and have since been humanely destroyed.”

    The victim was mauled by dogs in a property in Liverpool (Photo: Adobe)

    The victim was mauled by dogs in a property in Liverpool (Photo: Adobe)

    What happened?


    The victim was mauled by dogs in a property at St Brigids Crescent in Kirkdale on Monday, Merseyside Police said.

    North West Ambulance Service paramedics reported the attack at around 4.25pm and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The woman has not yet been formally identified but her next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death, the force added.

    Detective Inspector Katie Coote said: “This is clearly a very distressing incident and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the lady who died.

    “Our enquiries remain ongoing as we seek to establish what has happened and I would urge anyone who could assist our enquiries to get in touch.”


    Police have launched an investigation and Detective Inspector Gavin Mulcahy has appealed for anyone with any information to come forward.

    He said: “We understand the shock this incident will cause in the local community and beyond.

    “Our officers are at the scene carrying out further enquiries, so if you have any information please let us know.”

    Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with reference 690.

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