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Dog, Staffordshire terrier, kills mother and son in Germany

A 52-year-old woman and her 27-year-old son have been found dead at their home in northern Germany after apparently being mauled by their Staffordshire terrier, police said Wednesday.

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The pair were discovered at their flat in Hanover on Tuesday evening, after a relative saw the bloodied body of one of the victims through a window and rang the emergency services.

Firefighters were called in to capture the dog who was still inside the residence, Hanover police said in a statement.

“Initial examinations by a coroner suggest the 52-year-old woman and her 27-year-old son were killed by the dog,” it read.

Police investigations into the incident are continuing, the statement added.


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