Following the incident on Thursday just before 14:30 GMT in Caterham, Surrey, armed police were sent in and seven dogs were taken into custody.
A lady in her 20s was pronounced dead at the scene, while a second woman, who had been bitten by dogs, is being treated in a hospital for non-life-threatening wounds. A cordon has been set up in the peaceful rural neighbourhood of Gravelly Hill by police investigating the attack.
Claire Coutinho, MP for East Surrey, expressed her sympathy to the woman’s family.
She thanked the paramedics for their work on the scene and Surrey Police officers for acting immediately to calm the situation.
The circumstances surrounding the tragic dog attack from yesterday are yet unknown.
The circumstances that led to the death of a lady in her 20s and the need for hospital treatment for another have not been made public by police. But it is clear that the inquiry is moving quickly since on Friday morning, police closed off multiple routes that led to the attack site.
Local residents have expressed shock at the incident, and the location is in a peaceful, rural environment with homes situated on huge yards.
The dog’s attacker has not yet been identified, but according to Surrey Police, her family has been notified.
According to Ch Insp. Alan Sproston, “our thoughts are with the family of the woman who sadly died.
“This incident will be concerning to the local community and I would like to reassure them that we believe all dogs have been accounted for and are in police custody.
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