A woman has died following an incident involving two dogs in Jaywick in Essex and a man has been arrested.

From Essex Police:

We were called to Hillman Avenue shortly after 4pm yesterday (Saturday 3 February) and officers were on the scene quickly where they found a woman seriously injured.

Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

We have been carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances which led up to the incident and we believe she had been assaulted by two dogs.

Specialist officers ensured the scene was safe and there is no risk to the wider public.

Unfortunately, this did mean two dogs had to be destroyed.

A 39 year-old man from Jaywick was later arrested on suspicion of dangerous dog offences and he is currently in custody.

Chief Superintendent Glen Pavelin said:

“My thoughts, and those of our officers and staff, are with the family of the woman who died yesterday.

“This incident will be a huge shock to the community and I understand their concerns.

“We’ll have officers in the area throughout today so please come and speak to them if you have any information or are worried.

“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.

“If anyone has any information about what has happened please contact us.”

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

Please quote incident 723 of 3 February.

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