domingo, 26 de diciembre de 2010

London woman killed by dog - Herald Sun

A MAN arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a woman was killed by a dog in south London has been granted bail.

A MAN arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a woman was killed by a dog in south London has been granted bail, Sky News reported.

Alex Blackburn-Smith, 34, was questioned after attending a police station voluntarily and bailed until late January pending further inquiries, the Metropolitan Police said. He was earlier reported to have been suspected of cultivating cannabis.

Barbara Williams, who was in her 40s, suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday. Scotland Yard said the dog, believed to be a Belgian mastiff, was shot dead by police. Officers also removed a puppy from the property.

Police and paramedics were called out at 8.57pm local time on Thursday after reports of an animal attack. At least one other person was thought to have been at the property at the time of the attack, but no one else was injured.

Belgian mastiffs, which can grow to a height of 81 centimetres and weigh as much as 50 kilograms, are not classified as a threat under the UK's Dangerous Dogs Act which bans four kinds of dog: pit bull terrier, Japanese tosa, dogo Argentino and fila Brasileiro.

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