Woman, 43, mauled to death in horrifying dog attack as man left with 'life-altering' injuries | The Sun

A WOMAN has been mauled to death in a dog attack while a man has been left with potentially life-altering injuries.

Emergency services last night rushed to a home in Rotherham, South Yorkshire where the attack occurred.

The 43-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts by paramedics.

Meanwhile 42-year-old man was taken to hospital after suffering injuries to his hands, abdomen and face.

Cops took away two dogs – neither was a banned breed.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: "We were called to a property on Masefield Road in West Melton at about 10.15pm last night by a member of the public stating a dog had attacked himself and a woman.

"Officers attended with a Yorkshire Ambulance Crew and found a man, aged 42, with a potentially life-altering injury to one hand, plus injuries to his other hand, abdomen and face.

"He was transported to hospital for further treatment.

"The woman, aged 43, had been fatally bitten and despite the best efforts of emergency crews was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene."

It comes as animal welfare experts have blamed the UK’s dog mauling epidemic on lockdown “impulse buys” – as the rise in killer cases has more than doubled.

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RSPCA dog specialists believe the increase in Brits buying puppies in the last two years could have caused the high rates of fatal dog attacks.

Reports from the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association show there has been a 54 per cent increase in dog attacks from 2020 to 2021.

The warnings come after a two-year-old boy died following an attack by a dog in Worcester, and an eight-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being bitten on the face in Cannock.

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And in May a three-year-old was mauled to death by another out-of-control dog.

The Office for National Statistics figures show that in the decade up to 1991, 15 people were killed by dogs – but in the past ten years that has more than doubled to 32.

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