It has emerged that Surrey Police believe the victim of a fatal dog attack was walking a ‘number of’ dogs at the time of the incident.
Officers were called to Gravelly Hill at 2.45pm on Thursday (January 12) where, despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 28-year-old woman from London died following a dog attack.
This morning, a large police presence remained in place at the scene – including a black gazebo and police tape.
A total of eight dogs were detained at the scene of a fatal dog attack in Caterham and remain in custody, Surrey Police has confirmed. The owners of these dogs have been identified and are being kept informed as the investigation continues.
The woman is believed to have been walking a number of dogs at the time of the incident, reports Surrey Live. Her next of kin have been informed. A police cordon will remain in place at Gravelly Hill on Friday (January 13) whilst forensic work is carried out. No arrests have been made at this time.
Inspector Lyndsey Whatley, borough commander for Tandridge, said: “This is a tragic incident where a young woman has sadly lost her life and our thoughts are with her family and friends.
“I know that yesterday’s events will be of real concern to the local community and I would like to reassure residents that we are confident all the dogs involved are in the custody of police whilst we investigate the circumstances of what has happened.
“Officers will remain in the area of Gravelly Hill today whilst enquiries continue and if you have any information but have not yet spoken to police then please contact us.”
You can contact police with any information that may help by calling 101 and quoting PR/45230004384.