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Elderly Wilton woman dies after her own dog attacked her, husband

A Wilton woman has died in hospital after she was attacked by her own dog yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to a home on Hornby Street, Wilton, following reports of a dog attack.

On arrival, officers located a 74-year-old man and his 72-year-old wife suffering lacerations and bite marks.

Both were treated at the scene and taken to Liverpool Hospital where the condition of the woman deteriorated and she passed away.

The dog has been seized by Wollondilly Council Rangers.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner, while police inquiries continue.


In a separate incident, a man shot by police during an altercation near Campbelltown station on Wednesday afternoon has now been charged with a number of offences.

The 39-year-old man was charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, use an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and travelling or attempting to travel without a valid ticket.

He has been refused bail and the matter is expected to be heard at Liverpool Local Court later today.

The incident took place just before 2.45pm on Wednesday when officers from the Police Transport Command were speaking with a man near Campbelltown Station.

The man allegedly challenged officers with a knife on Hurley Street, and despite the deployment of a taser by police he continued to threaten police, before being shot.

He was taken to Liverpool Hospital under police guard suffering a single gunshot wound to his stomach area.

He remains in a critical but stable condition.

The critical incident investigation continues.

Police say that this investigation will be subject to independent review.

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