Three shepherd dogs have escaped from their yard and fatally mauled a 50-year-old Greek woman in her garden.
The attack took place about 2pm on Sunday in the village of Neochorouda, northwest of the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest.
The dogs had escaped through a hole in their owners' fence about 80 metres away and ran to the woman's garden, where she was working, police said.
A man, who police said is deaf and mute, was assisting the woman with the gardening but was far from her at the moment of attack and could not hear her screams.
Neighbours ran to assist the woman and pried the dogs away from her, but she was severely mauled and bleeding profusely.
The 37-year-old dog owner was arrested and would face a prosecutor on Monday morning. The dogs were being held in a kennel and would be put down, police said.
Australian Associated Press