By Biodun Busari

An 83-year-old widow, Shirley Patrick has been rushed to a hospital due to multiple degrees of injuries sustained after being attacked by a dog in her home on Saturday.

Mrs Patrick was attacked by a dog in her residence in Caerphilly, South Wales, just half a mile from the place where a 10-year-old boy was killed by another a year ago, according to UK Mirror.

While the breed has not been confirmed, trained firearms officers, police and paramedics who were called to the old woman’s house have seized the dog.

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They also arrested three people – two men, aged 20 and 31, and a woman of 28 – on suspicion of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and causing injury.

According to the report, the suspects were later released on bail.

A 43-year-old Mrs Patrick’s grandson, Lee Grenfell, who manages his own walking business for local dog owners, with neighbours said, “all hell broke loose” while giving an account.

Grenfell said that his grandmother and a 55-year-old man who sustained minor injuries were in the hospital.

One neighbour said, “It was crazy. You’ve never seen so many police in one place – and there were ambulances too.

“Her grandson is crazy about dogs and is always taking his out. We don’t know exactly what went on but all hell broke loose.

“Mrs Patrick is just a quiet old lady who wouldn’t hurt a soul. It is terrible to think that she is suffering.”

A detective who spoke with reporters about the horrible incident said an investigation is ongoing on the matter.

Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Sedgebeer said, “Officers will be making further enquiries at this time and will remain at the scene as the investigation progresses.”

He added that residents may see ongoing police activity in Caerphilly as part of the investigation, but said there was no cause for alarm.


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