Two dogs have been “humanely destroyed” after the death of a great-grandmother in a “sustained attack”

On Saturday, Lucille Downer, 85, was named by police as the victim of the attack by two escaped dogs on Friday afternoon.
The great-grandmother suffered multiple injuries in the “horrific” incident on Boundary Avenue in Rowley Regis, West Midlands Police said.
The force have said the dogs have now been “humanely destroyed” following “specialist advice” that said the “dogs could never be rehomed due to the violent act”.
The ownership of the dogs have been “voluntarily transferred to the police”.
The previous owner of the two dogs, a 43-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, causing death. He has been released on conditional bail pending further inquiries.