Nan, 72, died after being savaged by 12 stone bulldog in ‘series of attacks’

A pensioner tragically died after she was savaged by a 12-stone bulldog while babysitting her granddaughter, an inquest has heard.

Elizabeth Walton, also known as Ray, was mauled by the family pet dog during a "series of attacks" inside her daughter's home in Pembs, Wales.

The 72-year-old suffered from bite wounds to her legs and bum and had to have one of her arms amputated following the horrific attack in August 2021.

Three weeks later, the nan passed away after she was struck ill with sepsis and had also developed pneumonia while in hospital, reports The Mirror.

The former ferry worker shop assistant was looking after her youngest granddaughter over the school holiday when the attack happened.

Coroners officer Lisa Jenkins said she had been alone in her daughter Leah's house while her granddaughter went outside to play.

Elizabeth was found in the utility room of the house laying on the floor and covered in "a large amount of blood".

Ms Jenkins said Leah's partner Ryan Joshua came home to find the wooden divider that kept dogs out of the house was not in place.

She said: "It was clear to him one of the dogs had attacked."

Police later confirmed the animal was an American bulldog, which is not a banned breed, and it was destroyed following the attack.

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Ryan tried to keep Elizabeth warm as he raised the alarm, the inquest heard.

Ms Jenkins said: "She was airlifted to Moriston Hospital in Swansea received treatment for extreme injuries to her legs and buttocks."

The hearing at Haverfordwest County Hall was told she never regained consciousness and died in the early hours of September 1 after having contracted septic shock and pneumonia.

The inquest heard her medical cause of death was a heart attack and ventilator-induced pneumonia, septic shock and fatal dog bite injuries.

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Giving a conclusion of accidental death, coroner Paul Bennet said: "This is one of those tragic situations where a dog has launched a series of attacks.

"The injuries resulted in her being hospitalised and the development of septic shock and ventilator-induced pneumonia.

"The dog attack and bites seem wholly logical to be as a result of an unintended act of the dog.

"The sad fact is that for whatever reason Mrs Walton was the victim of this incident. And in that sense of the word, has been subjected to an accident."

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