A 23-year-old man charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act after the death of a woman is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court today.
Police were called to a house in the Ely area of Cardiff on Friday night after a 64-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when she was attacked by a dog.
Despite attempts by officers and paramedics to save her, the woman later died at the University Hospital of Wales.
The 23-year-old has been charged with two offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
A 17-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the attack is on police bail.
Superintendent Andy Valentine, of South Wales Police, said: “This is a tragic incident, which I know will shock and upset the local community.
“The woman’s family are understandably extremely distressed and are being supported by specially trained police officers.
“I would like to reassure local residents that this is an isolated incident and a thorough police investigation into what happened on Friday is being conducted.
“I would also like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation during the investigation so far.”