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Man faces charges after fatal dog attack on woman (64)

By Eleanor Steafel

A man has been charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act after a woman died as the result of a dog attack.

Police were called to a house in the Ely area of Cardiff on Friday night after a 64-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when she was attacked by a dog.

Despite attempts by officers and paramedics to save her, the woman later died at the University Hospital of Wales.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with two offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act and will appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court today.

A 17-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the attack is on police bail.

Superintendent Andy Valentine said: "This is a tragic incident, which I know will shock and upset the local community.

"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 is being conducted.

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

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