Woman, 21, was beaten to death by family’s rescued Staffordshire crosshound

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Woman, 21, was beaten to death by family’s rescued Staffordshire cross dog ‘Gucci’, which had ‘no known history of attacking people’, investigation hears

  • Keira Ladlow, 21, was attacked by the dog at her brother’s home in Birmingham
  • The customer service manager was found dead in the house on Feb. 5
  • Gucci appeared ‘quiet with no known history of attacking people,’ inquest told
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross was later taken away and ‘humanely destroyed’

A woman has been beaten to death by her family’s rescued Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross, which has “no known history of attacking humans,” a judicial inquiry has found.

Keira Ladlow, 21, was caring for the dog named ‘Gucci’ when she was attacked at her brother’s home in the Kitts Green area of ​​Birmingham, West Midlands.

The customer service manager suffered multiple injuries and was found dead in the house on Sunbeam Way on February 5 this year.

Keira Ladlow, 21

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, called 'Gucci'

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, called 'Gucci'

Keira Ladlow (pictured left), 21, was caring for the dog (right), named ‘Gucci’, when she was attacked at her brother’s home in the Kitts Green area of ​​Birmingham, West Midlands

It’s still not clear what caused the deadly attack, as the dog “had a good relationship with Mrs Ladlow,” the Birmingham coroner heard today.

The dog appeared to be “quiet with no known history of attacking humans – but had previously bitten another dog,” the hearing was told.

Gucci had been housed with Mrs. Ladlow’s brother about four months before the tragic attack.

West Midlands Police were called to the address just after 2pm by a relative after Mrs Ladlow was seriously injured by a family dog ​​living at the address.

Gucci was later taken and “humanely destroyed,” the hearing was told.

After her death, friends and locals paid tribute to Keira, who they said was an avid kickboxer.

The customer service manager suffered multiple injuries and was found dead in the house (pictured above) on Sunbeam Way on February 5 this year

The customer service manager suffered multiple injuries and was found dead in the house (pictured above) on Sunbeam Way on February 5 this year

The customer service manager suffered multiple injuries and was found dead in the house (pictured above) on Sunbeam Way on February 5 this year

It’s still not clear what caused the deadly attack, as the dog “had a good relationship with Mrs Ladlow,” the Birmingham coroner heard today.

One woman said at the time, “She used to like it a lot and it was pretty good. She went to the same gym as my daughter, who is a few years younger than her.

“I haven’t seen her in years, but I remember she was a sweet girl. She was kind, caring and a very nice girl. It’s terrible that she died the way she died.’

Maggie Moss, believed to be a family friend, said on Facebook: ‘RIP Keira Ladlow. Thoughts are with your family at this sad time. God bless you all xxx.’

Birmingham assistant coroner Rebecca Ollivere recorded a narrative conclusion: ‘The deceased was found dead at her brother’s home on 5 February 2021, as a result of injuries sustained when she was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross. , Gucci.

“It is not clear what caused the attack, as Gucci had a good relationship with Ms. Ladlow and appeared calm with no known history of attacking people, but had previously bitten another dog.”

After her death, friends and locals paid tribute to Keira (pictured above), who they said was an avid kickboxer

After her death, friends and local residents paid tribute to Keira (pictured above), who they said was an avid kickboxer

After her death, friends and local residents paid tribute to Keira (pictured above), who they said was an avid kickboxer

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