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An 85-year-old woman who died after being attacked by two fleeing dogs in her backyard was named Lucille Downer.

West Midlands Police believe the animals entered Rowley Regis’ guesthouse through a hole in the fence of a nearby property.

The owner of the two dogs, a 43-year-old man, was arrested and released on bail on suspicion of being responsible for a dangerously out of control dog which resulted in death.

A statement from Ms Downey’s family read: ‘Lucille was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who spent her years as a cook at Bromford House Care Home in West Bromwich.

“Lucille was born in Jamaica and immigrated to the UK at the age of 20. Rowley Regis has always been her home since arriving in the UK and her family will be dearly missed.”

On Saturday morning, the flowers were left in the victim’s driveway, one of them displaying the message “RIP Nan”.

An autopsy to determine an official cause of death has not yet been performed.

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: “The 85-year-old was seriously injured after a lengthy attack in his backyard on Boundary Avenue.

“It was heard that two dogs managed to get through a hole in the fence of a neighboring property. Although neighbors rushed to help her around 3:20 pm yesterday, it was unfortunately confirmed that she died at the scene shortly after. ”

The dogs calmed down shortly after officers arrived at the scene. The animals have been taken to nearby kennels and will be breed tested.

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Superintendent Phil Asquith said they were “big dogs” but added: “DNA samples must be taken to determine specific breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act (to see if) . These are certain breeds that are prohibited and I cannot speculate as to whether or not these are prohibited dogs. ”

Speaking about the attack at a press conference outside West Bromwich Police Station on Saturday, he said: ‘The dogs will unfortunately have carried out a prolonged attack so there have been more injuries, mainly caused by the delay. in the entrance to the garden.

“But I can’t speak to the details of the injuries.”

The late Asquith said neighbors reacted “very quickly” to the attacked woman and family members had quick access to the garden because they lived nearby.

He added: “Fortunately, the current owner came home and was able to take the dogs to his area at the neighboring facility.”

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