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Woman, 28, who was mauled to death by pack of eight dogs she was hired to walk is named

A woman who was mauled to death by dogs has been named for the first time as Natasha Johnston.

The 28-year-old dog walker died after a frenzied attack by the canines at the Gravelly Hill beauty spot in Caterham, Surrey, on January 12. 

Surrey’s Coroner’s Court had earlier refused to release the name of the woman who died – despite a requirement to make her identity public – as the ‘family do not give permission’. 

It comes after it emerged that an 11stone Leonberger that was among the pack of animals appeared on BBC TV show about problem puppies – and was renamed Shiva because it was so unruly.

The pet, believed to be among the eight dogs seized by police after the tragedy,  appeared with her owner Delia Lewis, on BBC Two’s 10 Puppies and Us in 2017.

Originally called Maple, she was filmed running around professional psychic Ms Lewis’ home and going to the toilet on the carpet.  

Ms Lewis posted on social media after the incident that her dog, whose name she had to change due to her unruly behaviour, was ‘one of the ones missing’.

She added: ‘She’s a Leonberger, please if you have any information please tell me where to go or what to do.’ 

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