The Sun's article, written by Andrew Parker, goes into some detail:
A brave mum was savaged to death by the family dog in front of her five children as she tried to stop it attacking them.
Petite Cassandra Smith, 49, leapt in to fight off the frenzied Alsatian when it went for daughters Charlotte, 28, and Annette, 26.
But the snarling animal flew at her and sank its jaws into her face and throat.
Her five terrified kids — including Shelley, 25, Kayleigh, 21, and Jayson, 30 — looked on screaming in horror.
The first comment on the Sun's article seems to have been posted online at 7:49pm yesterday and the story was in today's paper. The MailOnline version went up this morning, suggesting it was 'borrowed' from the Sun.
Yet five hours before that comment, Warwickshire Police issued a statement saying such 'rumours' were 'unfounded':
She had told a family member that she was feeling unwell the night before her body was found.
At the current time there is no evidence to support rumours, circulating in the local community, that she died from injuries inflicted by the family dog.
A post mortem has taken place today and has found:
that she died from natural causes as a result of a pre-existing medical condition.
The examination established that injuries to the woman’s face were caused after she had died.
The woman was found in her bedroom by an adult member of her family on Tuesday morning. The woman had stated she had been feeling unwell the previous evening.
A juvenile dog, believed to be a bull mastiff, staffie cross, aged approximately five months old, which was found in the room with the woman, has been destroyed following consultation with the family.
An elderly German Shepherd dog, that was in another room in the house, was not involved in the incident.
A report into the woman’s death will now be prepared for the Coroner and an inquest will be held at a later date.
The Sun and MailOnline articles have now vanished.
(Hat-tip to Darryl Murphy)