A woman was killed and a man suffered life-changing injuries in a dog attack in Rotherham.
The 43-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called to a property in the city at 10.15pm on Friday night.
The 42-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries to his hand, face and abdomen.
Two dogs were confiscated and removed from the property.
It’s unclear what breed it is, although South Yorkshire Police said none of the breeds are considered banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
A statement from the force said: “We were called to a property on Masefield Road in West Melton by a member of the public at around 10.15pm last night who said a dog had attacked itself and a woman.
“Officials were present with a crew from Yorkshire Ambulance and found a man, aged 42, with a potentially life-changing injury to one hand, as well as injuries to the other hand, abdomen and face. He was taken to the hospital for further treatment.
“The 43-year-old woman was fatally bitten and was pronounced dead despite the best efforts of rescue workers at the scene.
“The dog and another dog on the property were seized by specially trained officers. None of the dogs belonged to a prohibited breed.”