A DOG which fatally mauled another in Thurnscoe at the start of the year has been ‘destroyed’, police have confirmed.

On January 5, 73-year-old Frank Goldthorpe was walking his dog, Ellie, around Thurnscoe when she was bitten by another dog and taken to a nearby garden where she was found dead.

Police have now confirmed that two dogs involved with the incident have been signed over to the police by their owners.

A police spokesperson told the Chronicle: “Officers attended reports of a dog attack on Merrill Road in Thurnscoe, Barnsley, on January 5.

“At 2.41pm we received reports that two dogs, believed to be Husky crossbreeds, were loose on the street and had attacked a Jack Russell which was being walked by its owner.

“The Jack Russell sadly died following the injuries it suffered.

“Officers contained the dogs in a nearby property until they were seized and taken to police kennels.

“The owner of the dogs signed them over to police.

“One dog has since been destroyed.

“Another is undergoing assessments to be rehomed.”