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Woman dies after being attacked by two dogs in Essex

The incident occurred in Jaywick, Essex, on Saturday  (PA Archive)
The incident occurred in Jaywick, Essex, on Saturday (PA Archive)

A woman has died after being mauled by two dogs in Essex.

Essex Police said officers were called to a property in Hillman Avenue, Jaywick, shortly after 4pm on Saturday where they found a woman seriously injured.

Officers believe she was attacked by two dogs and the animals were later destroyed, the force said.

A 39-year-old man from Jaywick was arrested on suspicion of dangerous dogs offences and remains in custody.

The woman died at the scene and Essex Police said it was trying to establish the circumstances which led to the incident, but added there was no wider threat to the community.

Chief Superintendent Glen Pavelin said: “Experienced detectives are leading the investigation to identify exactly what has happened.

“I know there will be speculation about the breed of the dogs involved. We’re waiting for confirmation from experts about this before releasing further details and I’d ask people not to speculate.”