Man questioned over fatal dog attack in London

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ASTANA. December 25. KAZINFORM A man is being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter after a dog killed a woman in a house in south London. Kazinform refers to BBC News.

The victim, named locally as Barbara Williams, was mauled by a dog, thought to be a Belgian mastiff, in a property in Wallington on Thursday night.

Officers found the woman grappling with the dog and shot the animal dead. The woman, in her 50s, could not be saved.

The man is understood to be the dog's owner and has been named as Alex Blackburn-Smith.

The Metropolitan Police said a 34-year-old man was arrested after he attended a south London police station. He was also arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis.

Earlier police had appealed for a man, who is believed to be the main occupier of the home on Demesne Road, to come forward. Kazinform cites BBC News. See www.bbc.co.uk

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