A woman has died after being seriously injured by her family dog in Birmingham.
Emergency services raced to the scene in the Shard End area after a relative arrived at her home address to find her mauled to death.
The dog, which police say is believed to be a Staffordshire cross, will be put to sleep.
West Midlands Police confirmed the incident, releasing the following statement: “We were called to Sunbeam Way, Shard End, just after 2pm today 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.”