11/12/2013

Woman Dies After Dog Attack

A 27-year-old woman has died after being attacked by dogs.

Emma Bennett died on Tuesday night after suffering from serious bite injuries in an incident at a house in Dawlish Avenue, Leeds.

The attack, which happened on Monday afternoon (9 December), is reported to have occurred while the woman was suffering an epileptic seizure.

In a statement released on Wednesday, West Yorkshire Police confirmed a 33-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act in connection with Ms Bennett's death.

Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon, who is leading the investigation, said: "Early indications are that the two dogs seized from the address are American pit bull terriers although tests are still ongoing to establish their exact make up.

"Dogs of this type are subject to restrictions under the Dangerous Dogs Act and our enquiries are focused on this aspect.

"We are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the incident or the dogs involved in it to contact the investigation team."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives at West Yorkshire Police's Protective Services Crime via 101.

(JP/IT)

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