Woman suffers life changing injuries after attack by dogs in Blackburn

The pensioner was in her front garden in Devon road when she was attacked by two dogs
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A woman in her 70s has suffered 'life-changing injuries' after being savaged by two dogs in Blackburn.Paramedics and police were called to reports of an assault around 2.30pm on Tuesday 14 June. The woman was attacked by the dogs in the front garden of an address in Devon Road.Lancashire Constabulary said the dogs, believed to be a pitbull-type breed, have been seized from their owner. An investigation is underway and no arrests have been reported.The woman suffered serious head and facial injuries and was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment.

Det Sgt Peter Davies, of Blackburn CID, said: “We can confirm we are investigating a dog attack in Blackburn.“The woman involved was believed to be a making a delivery to the address when she was attacked. She has suffered significant, life-changing injuries."Our thoughts are with her and her family at this time. The dogs involved have been seized and an investigation into the circumstances around the attack is underway."Anyone with information can contact Lancashire police or email 1209@lancashire.police.uk