Middlesbrough woman, 73, died after being bitten by police dog, inquest hears

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Irene Collins died four days after incident at her home in Middlesbrough in 2014

A 73-year-old woman died after being bitten by a police dog while officers searched her garden for a suspected drug dealer, an inquest has heard.

Irene Collins, who had lung cancer and emphysema, was attacked by the German shepherd while Cleveland police were at her home in Middlesbrough on 16 July 2014.

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