Woman dies after mauling by daughter's pet dogs
Wednesday 31 October 2012
A woman has died after she was mauled by her daughter's pet dogs as she went to feed them last night.
Gloria Knowles, 71, was attacked in her daughter's back garden in Morden, South London by the five dogs.
The exact circumstances of how she died are unknown but the police have launched an investigation into the incident.
The dogs which include two French Mastiffs, two American bull dogs and a small mongrel have now been seized by the police and a postmortem will be taking place tomorrow to establish the cause of death.
None of the dogs falls into the breeds banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act, which names pitt bull terriers, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argetino and Fila Brasileiro as illegal to own in Britain.
Neighbours heard screams coming from the house where Mrs Knowles' daughter lived.
One neighbour told the Evening Standard: "The dogs had not been out all day. Gloria, from what we can gather, came in to feed them and either fell on the ground before being attacked by the dogs, or the dogs attacked her and she fell over".
"The police said they didn't know whether the dogs attacked her and she had a heart attack or she had a heart attack and then the dogs attacker her.
"They are nice dogs but if they jumped up in excitement on you it would knock you over. They were going to get bigger because they are only young.”
Mrs Knowles was a widow and lived in the house next door to her daughter Beverley and her husband.
Jo from Northern Ireland was less than impressed by Russell Brand's attempt to stage a publicity stunt
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company leads the market i...
£30000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Sales Manager for Cyber Secur...
£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Service Desk Analyst (App...
£35000 per annum + Benefits: Ampersand Consulting LLP: 3rd Line Support Engine...