A woman has died after she was attacked by two dogs, police have said. Neighbours said mum-of-three Elayne Stanley, 44, was mauled at the house in Graham Road, Widnes, on Tuesday evening. They reported hearing screams from the terraced house before police arrived to find Ms Stanley seriously injured.
Police said one of the dogs had to be destroyed while the other had been captured and taken to a secure kennel. No arrests have been made. Officers made repeated attempts to capture both animals, the force said. Neighbour Marie Airey told the BBC Ms Stanley was a mother to three girls, including twins.
At the time of the attack, she said, screams could be heard from the house, as well as the voice of someone calling for towels. She said another resident had tried to get the dogs off Ms Stanley and attempted to resuscitate her before paramedics arrived. Police has not confirmed the breed of either dog, but said it believed both lived at the address.