A GREAT-grandmother who was tragically killed after being attacked by escaped dogs in Rowley Regis has been named as Lucille Downer.

The 85-year-old suffered serious injuries after a sustained attack in her back garden in Boundary Avenue.

It is understood two dogs managed to get through a fence hole in a neighbouring property.

Although neighbours rushed to her aid at around 3.20pm yesterday (Friday April 3) nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene soon afterwards.

In a statement issued today, her family said: "Lucille was a mother, grandmother and great- grandmother who spent her working years as a cook at Bromford House Care Home in West Bromwich.

"Lucille was born in Jamaica and emigrated to the UK in her early 20s. Since arriving in the UK, Rowley Regis has always been her home and her family will miss her dearly."

She sustained dog bite injuries and a post mortem will take place in due course.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and death was caused.

He has been bailed with conditions, pending further enquiries.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident and have urged anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to police already, to get in contact with officers via Live Chat or by calling 101 and quoting log number 2501 of 2/4/21.