A 73 year old woman has died just days after she was bitten by a police dog in Park End Middlesbrough.

Irene Collins was attacked by a police dog that was searching her garden with her permission, when the dog entered her home and attacked her.

Police were in the lady’s garden with her consent conducting a crime search, when the dog entered her house and she was bitten by the Police Dog.

Police administered first aid at the scene and then escorted the elderly lady to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.

She was rushed to James Cook University Hospital where she sadly passed away over the weekend.

The police dog handler was reported to have been in tears at the scene of the incident last Wednesday, which left Irene covered in blood and in tremendous pain, her neighbours were left horrified as her screams echoed around the community.

The Police Dog has been withdrawn from operational duties and will be cared for by the Police Officer who was handling the dog at the time of the incident.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission have been updated.

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