Woman, 25, mauled to death by pet dog at home

The incident happened in Sunbeam Way, Kitts Green, in Birmingham. (Google)
The incident happened in Sunbeam Way, Kitts Green, in Birmingham. (Google)

A 25-year-old woman has been killed by her family's pet dog.

The victim was mauled to death by a Staffordshire cross dog at a house in Sunbeam Way, Kitts Green, Birmingham on Friday, police said.

Officers and paramedics were called to the address at 2pm after a relative raised the alarm.

The woman was found dead after suffering horrific injuries.

A neighbour, who did not want to be identified, told Birmingham Live: “I saw all the police and ambulances and wondered what happened.

“When I found out she’d been killed by her dog I felt sick to my stomach .”

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Officers and paramedics were called to the address at 2pm on Friday. (Getty)

West Midlands Police said no one else was in the property at the time.

The dog was handed over to police to be put down.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “We were called to Sunbeam Way just after 2pm by a relative.

“Sadly, a woman aged 25 was found dead at the scene after suffering serious injuries believed to have been caused by a family dog which also lived at the address.

“No-one else was in the property at the time, and the woman’s family has signed the dog, believed to be a Staffordshire cross, over to police.

“It will be humanely put to sleep.

“The death is being treated as a tragic incident, but with no suspicious circumstances.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.”