FLORAL tributes have been left at the scene of a dog attack in Rowley Regis in which an 85-year-old woman died.

Bouquets have been placed on the victim's drive in Boundary Avenue, with one displaying the message "RIP Nan".

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The property remained sealed off this morning (Saturday) following the Good Friday incident and a large police van was parked outside the house.

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West Midlands Police were alerted after the woman, who was in her 80s, was found in a garden suffering from serious injuries on Friday afternoon but tragically she died from her injuries.

Speaking at a press conference outside West Bromwich Police Station, Superintendent Phil Asquith said: "Neighbours called to report that a woman, 85 years of age, was under attack from dogs from a neighbouring property.

"Our officers attended, by which point the dogs had returned through a hole in the fence to the adjacent property and then, unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, that lady died at the scene.

"An operation was then under way to secure the dogs. They were tranquilised and transported subsequently to secure kennels where they currently remain and they are being tested to determine their breed.

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"Fortunately, these types of incidents are rare. This presented no wider threat to the public. It was a hole in adjacent premises so they weren't running in the streets.

"It was contained and the male who owned those dogs was arrested yesterday. He has subsequently been bailed for further inquiries whilst we undertake a forensic post-mortem to determine the cause of death and to determine the breed of the dogs involved."