A dog viciously attacked a 23-year-old woman in Coseley, a suburban area in the north of the Dudley Metropolitan Borough, in the English West Midlands. The incident took place Sunday, local media reports said.

The dog allegedly bit the woman's arm forcing the woman to undergo surgery. The owner of the dog had to euthanize the dog following the attack.

West Midlands Police confirmed the incident is being investigated, media reports said.

"Police were called after a woman was bitten by a dog on a lead on Rainbow Street, Coseley, around midday on Sunday," a spokesman for the police force said. "The 23-year-old required surgery to her arm... The dog was put down by the owner on the same day."

In a recent horrific attack, an 11-year-old boy was mauled by a dog in Liverpool, England. The child suffered severe injuries including getting his flesh ripped off the arm in the attack by the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Graphic photos of the boy's injuries were posted by U.K.'s Mirror. The child was taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital for treatment.

"He was planning his little afternoon with his friend and filling up the paddling pool. He went to his friend's house to knock on and ask him to come around," the child's father, Ellis Johnstone, told the Liverpool Echo. "That was around 1pm and I got a phone call at about 10 past from my daughter saying Cooper had been bitten by a dog."

In this image, a Dobermann dog is seen running toward his trainer in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 27, 2010. JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images