Woman mauled to death by dog while in bed

Yahoo News Staff
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A woman has been mauled to death by a dog while in her bed.

Keira Ladlow, from Birmingham, in England’s West Midlands, was discovered by a relative at her home on Friday (local time), The Sun reports.

It’s believed the dog who attacked her belonged to a family member also living in the home.

Keira Ladlow is pictured.
Keira Ladlow was mauled to death by a dog while she was in bed. Source: Facebook

A neighbour told the paper they could hear Ms Ladlow screaming and that the dog, reportedly a bull mastiff, “bit her arm off”.

“The screams were extremely loud,” a local resident told the paper.

Neighbours also claimed they heard an “incredibly loud” dog barking.

A Bullmastiff stands in the city park.
It's believed the dog was a bull mastiff. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

A police spokesperson said no one else was home with Ms Ladlow when she died.

The dog will now be put down.

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

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

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