Man due in court in connection with fatal dog attack

Man due in court in connection with fatal dog attack
The University Hospital of Wales.

A man is due in court in Wales today after a woman died as the result of a dog attack.

The 23-year-old man has been charged with two offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act and will appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court today.

Police were called to a house in the Ely area of Cardiff on Friday night after a 64-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when she was attacked by a dog.

Despite attempts by officers and paramedics to save her, the woman later died at the University Hospital of Wales.

A 17-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the attack is on police bail.

Superintendent Andy Valentine of South Wales Police said: “This is a tragic incident, which I know will shock and upset the local community.

“The woman’s family are understandably extremely distressed and are being supported by specially trained police officers.

“I would like to reassure local residents that this is an isolated incident and a thorough police investigation into what happened on Friday is being conducted.

“I would also like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation during the investigation so far.”

More in this Section

Trump extends coronavirus shutdown as US death toll hits 2,400Trump extends coronavirus shutdown as US death toll hits 2,400

Jack Grealish mystery after Range Rover crashes into parked cars during lockdownJack Grealish mystery after Range Rover crashes into parked cars during lockdown

Donald Trump refuses to pay security bill for Harry and MeghanDonald Trump refuses to pay security bill for Harry and Meghan

Coronavirus pandemic not keeping Swedish residents at homeCoronavirus pandemic not keeping Swedish residents at home


Lifestyle

Louisa Earls is a manager at Books Upstairs, D’Olier St, Dublin, which is owned by her father, Maurice Earls.Virus response writes a new chapter for Books Upstairs

'That ladder you’ve got out is it safe; do you know what you’re doing?'Ireland's DIYers causing problems for doctors during covid19 crisis

I'm writing this column on March 25. Dates are suddenly vital. Measures to lower the death toll from Covid-19 improve daily. For some of us, their early implementation makes the difference between life and death.Damien Enright: Coping with confinement by coronavirus in the Canaries

There are almost three million motor vehicles in Ireland, more than one for every two people.Richard Collins: Glimmer of hope for the dwindling hedgehog

More From The Irish Examiner