Wales

Man, 23, charged after woman dies following dog attack

Police were called to the property in the Ely area of Cardiff Image copyright Matthew Horwood
Image caption Police were called to a property in Crossways Road, in the Ely area of Cardiff

A 23-year-old man has been charged with two offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act after a woman died.

Police officers were called to a property on Crossways Road, in the Ely area of Cardiff on Friday.

A 64-year-old woman sustained serious injuries after an incident involving a dog and died later at the University Hospital of Wales in the city.

Superintendent Andy Valentine of South Wales Police described it as a "tragic incident".

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Image caption A 23-year-old man will appear in Cardiff Magistrates' Court on Monday in connection with the death

He said: "The woman's family are understandably extremely distressed and are being supported by specially trained police officers.

"I would like to reassure local residents that this is an isolated incident and a thorough police investigation into what happened on Friday is being conducted.

"I would also like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation during the investigation so far."

The man will appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court on Monday.

A 17-year-old male was also arrested in connection with the incident. He is on police bail pending further enquiries.