Woman ‘died after bites from police dog’

Image caption Irene Collins was assaulted by the pet dog in the cooking area of her house

A female passed away after she was assaulted by a cops canine that was browsing her garden for a thought drug dealership, an inquest heard.

Irene Collins, 73, had actually enabled officers to browse her Middlesbrough home for the guy in July 2014.

The German shepherd handled to get into her home and two times bit Mrs Collins, who passed away 4 days later on in healthcare facility.

A post-mortem test revealed she passed away from lung illness, however a pathologist stated her death was sped up by the bites.

Assistant Coroner Karin Welch informed the inquest jury that no-one was on trial, with the hearing about developing realities around Mrs Collins’s death.

It would think about, to name a few subjects, the canine’s training, previous behaviour and how it entered her house.

Leg and arm bites

The jury was informed the authorities helicopter had actually been associated with the look for the suspect in back gardens in Penrith Road, Park End, at about 21:00 BST on 16 July 2014.

PC Mark Baines and his pet, Dano, were contacted to assist as undergrowth and trees were obstructing the view.

Another officer Sgt Neil Yates informed the jury he got consent from Mrs Collins to browse the garden however concurred she would not have actually understood a pet dog would be included.

He stated he heard on the radio she had actually been bitten and entered into your home to see Dano biting her lower arm and PC Baines yelling for it to “leave”, and getting its collar.

PC Baines handled to get the pet away into the corridor and Sgt Yates went to treat her.

‘ Consider shooting pet?’

However, there was just an archway connecting the hall and cooking area and the pet secured free and bit her on the leg.

Sgt Yates informed the hearing Mrs Collins was “shouting, upset, sobbing, stating ‘Why has this occurred to me?’.”

Matthew Donkin, for the household, asked if Sgt Yates, who was equipped, ever thought about shooting the pet dog.

He stated: “I thought about whatever however that was not a choice that was anywhere near feasible.

” I was positive he would get the canine off in a sensible time.”

The hearing, at Teesside Magistrates’ Court, continues.


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