A woman in her 60s has died after being attacked by dogs at a property in central Liverpool.

Merseyside Police said North West Ambulance Service paramedics reported the attack at St Brigid's Crescent in Kirkdale at around 4.25pm today.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her relatives have been told.

Police have launched an investigation and a cordon is in place at the scene.

Detective Inspector Gavin Mulcahy appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

He said: "We understand the shock this incident will cause in the local community and beyond.

"Our officers are at the scene carrying out further enquiries, so if you have any information please let us know."