A woman in her 40s remains in hospital after being attacked by her own dogs in St Helens.
Merseyside Police say they were called to the Sutton area following reports of the woman being attacked by her four dogs, initially described as bulldogs.
The woman was taken to hospital where she is being treated for face and hand injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.
The dogs have been seized by police and are currently in kennels.
Enquiries into the incident in Assam Close, off Reginald Road, are still on-going, and anyone with information is asked to contact police via @MerPolCC or call 101 with reference 21000844839.
A spokesperson said: "At around 10.15am, police were called to the Reginald Road area to a report of a woman being attacked by her four dogs, initially described as bulldogs.
"The woman sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital. The dogs have been seized by Merseyside Police. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing."