Who is Lucille Downer?
Lucille Downer was the woman who was reportedly “dragged around her garden” by two pitbull-type dogs yesterday after they rushed in through a hole in the fence of her home. The poor woman was dragged around the garden. Her injuries were on her neck.
“Lucille was born in Jamaica and emigrated to the UK in her early 20s.
Lucille Downer suffered multiple serious injuries after the dogs escaped from a neighbouring property and attacked her at her home in Rowley Regis, Birmingham https://t.co/mpbD6nTSTR
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) April 3, 2021
How old was Lucille Downer?
Lucille Downer was 85 years old at the time of death.
Lucille Downer Dementia
“Since arriving in the UK, Rowley Regis has always been her home and her family will miss her dearly.”
Locals said the gran, who suffered from dementia, was just days away from her 86th birthday on Wednesday.
Lucille Downer Husband, Family
They said she lived alone after losing her husband, but her daughter who lives opposite was “always on hand to help out”. One neighbor said: “She was a lovely lady, she used to work in a factory before retiring and had lived there for fifty years or more.
“We hadn’t seen her much in the past year because of Covid restrictions but what’s happened has shocked everyone in the street. It was horrific.
“She’s has three children, two sons, and a daughter but one of her daughters sadly died from an asthma attack about 10 years ago.”
Lucille Downer Rowley Regis Attack
Great-grandmother Downer was tragically killed after being attacked by escaped dogs in Rowley Regis has been named Lucille Downer. The 85-year-old suffered fatal injuries following a sustained attack in her rear garden on Boundary Avenue.
It’s understood two dogs managed to get through a fence hole in a neighboring property.
Although neighbors rushed to her aid at around 3.20 pm yesterday (Friday) she was sadly confirmed dead at the scene soon afterward.
Lucille Downer Death
“They mauled her neck. It’s just horrendous. The dogs managed to escape through into her garden.”
A stunned neighbor added: “Apparently they went for her throat like a dog would with a toy.”
Speaking at a press conference today, Superintendent Phil Asquith said: “Our officers attended, by which point the dogs had returned through a hole in the fence to the adjacent property and then, unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, that lady died at the scene.”
Police said the escaped dogs were tranquilized but did not reveal whether the animals will be destroyed.
Lucille Downer Obituary
In a statement, her family said: “Lucille was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who spent her working years as a cook at Bromford House Care Home in West Bromwich.
An elderly neighbor who lives opposite the house said: “I know she’s an old lady like myself and I know she’s called Lucille and old. “I never heard what happened but it’s so horrible I feel so terrible about it all.”
One person claimed they had seen the dogs being walked before and “seemed to be well behaved”.
“But I do know the neighbor had two dogs which lived at the address. It’s just terrible what’s happened.”
Lucille Downer Killer
Another neighbor said: “I think from what I’ve heard there was a broken fence and they’ve escaped through to there and mauled her to death.
“It’s just horrible what’s happened I didn’t know her personally but it’s terrible.”
A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being the person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and death is caused. He has been bailed pending further inquiries after being quizzed by cops.