Officers were called to Hillman Avenue shortly after 4pm yesterday and arrived to find a woman seriously injured on the scene where she was later pronounced dead
A woman has died after she was attacked by two dogs in Jaywick.
Essex Police today announced a man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous dogs offences after her death.
Officers were called to Hillman Avenue in Clacton-on-Sea shortly after 4pm yesterday and arrived to find a woman “seriously injured” on the scene where she was later pronounced dead. Police have been carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances which led up to the incident but believe “two dogs had assaulted her.” Specialist officers ensured the scene was safe and there was no risk to the wider public. The two dogs were put down at the scene. A 39-year-old man from Jaywick remains in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of dangerous dog offences. Photos from the scene showed a very large police presence at the seafront address, with a helicopter and multiple vehicles as well as an ambulance.
Were you at the scene? Did you see what happened? If so, email [email protected].
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 concerning this incident, then please get in contact with Essex Police and quote incident 723 of 3 February.