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Gran killed by bulldogs ‘treated in hospital for dog bites’ year before

The "lovely" grandmother who was mauled to death by five bulldogs is said to have spent time in hospital being treated for dog bites just a year before her death.

It has emerged that Ann Dunn, 65, was treated in hospital a year before her death after being mauled by "multiple" dogs at her home in Liverpool.

Five XL Bully dogs were taken from the home and "humanely destroyed" according to police that responded to the tragic incident.

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Dunn's tragic death comes just one year after she had required hospital treatment last August after suffering a number of bites from a large dog.

Her non-life-threatening injuries at the time were treated in hospital, although it remains unclear whether the dog that attacked her last summer was involved in her death recently.

The grandmother was attacked inside her home on Monday (October 3), with the property where Dunn died listed online as a place of dog breeding.

Numerous dogs had been advertised for sale from the property, with quotes on the canines available on request.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of owning a dog dangerously out of control and has been placed on bail pending further investigation.

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A post-mortem examination is set to take place to determine Dunn's cause of death, Merseyside Police have confirmed as investigations into the incident remain ongoing.

Merseyside Police said that the investigation team could not currently comment on whether the August 2021 attack is part of their enquiries, Daily Mail reported.

Tributes have since poured in for the late grandmother, with neighbours paying their respects to Dunn, who was described as "lovely" and a "happy girl".

The ongoing investigation was described by Detective Inspector Katie Coote as a "very distressing incident" that has left one neighbour so upset they "couldn't sleep" on the night of the horrifying attack.

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