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Dog walker, 28, who was walking a 'number of dogs' was mauled to death in Surrey woodland

Police said today that the woman who was mauled to death by a dog was a 28-year-old dog walker from London.

Officers were called to reports of a dog attacking members of the public in the remote area of Gravelly Hill at 2.45pm yesterday. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 28-year-old woman from the capital died at the scene.

A second woman who received treatment for dog bites has since been discharged from hospital.

A total of eight dogs were detained at the scene by officers and remain in the custody of police. The owners of these dogs have been identified and are being kept informed as the investigation continues. No arrests have been made at this time.

Inspector Lyndsey Whatley of Surrey Police 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.’

A police cordon remains in place at Gravelly Hill today while forensic work is carried out. Officers have erected a black gazebo at the scene, while a number of police vehicles and two red vans – one marked ‘Underwater Search Unit’ – were spotted behind the cordon.

Source of data and images: dailymail

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