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Dangerous dogs arrest after mother's death

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man after a raid in Gipton today on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Three pit bull type dogs were seized in the raid and tests will be carried out to determine their exact breed.

It is after a 33-year-old man was arrested on last Wednesday on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act following the death of Emma Bennett the previous day.

The investigation is continuing and I would again appeal for anyone with information to come forward and contact the investigation team. Anyone with information can contact detectives at West Yorkshire Police's Protective Services Department via 101.

– Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon, West Yorkshire Police


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Family tribute to 'lively' mother of 4 killed in dog attack

Emma Bennett was a "lively person who had a great sense of fun ." Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The family of Emma Bennett, who died after being attacked by two dogs in a house in Leeds, have paid tribute to the mother of four.

Her family said: “We are all very deeply upset at Emma’s death, not just because she has been taken from us so suddenly but because of the horrific circumstances and the fact she was on her own at the time she was injured.

“Emma was a mother of four and although she had had some issues in her life she loved her children. She was a lively person who had a great sense of fun but she was also strong-headed and had her own opinions.

“She was the eldest of four children and had two brothers and a sister. They were at her bedside in hospital along with her mother and grandparents when she passed away."

Dog attack death - the latest

Police in Leeds have arrested a thirty three year old man on suspicion of offences under the dangerous dogs act, after an attack that killed a young mother. Emma Bennett died from her injuries last night after being attacked by two dogs in her home on Monday afternoon.

It is thought the dogs involved were American Pit Bulls, a breed subject to restrictions under the act. Frazer Maude reports.


Man arrested after dog attack

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act following the death of a woman in Leeds.

It follows the death of Emma Bennett who was taken to hospital critically ill after receiving serious dog bite injuries in an incident at her home in Dawlish Avenue.

"Early indications are that the two dogs seized from the address are American pit bull terriers although tests are still ongoing to establish their exact make up. Dogs of this type are subject to restrictions under the Dangerous Dogs Act and our enquiries are focused on this aspect.

"We are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the incident or the dogs involved in it to contact the investigation team."

– Det Supt Simon Beldon West Yorkshire Police

27-year-old woman dies after attack by dogs

A 27-year-old woman has died after she was attacked by dogs, police said.

Emma Bennett died after suffering serious dog bite injuries in an incident at a house in Dawlish Avenue, Osmondthorpe on Monday.

Two dogs were seized following the incident and police enquiries remain on-going.

Officers would like to speak to anybody who has information about the incident and the dogs involved. Anyone who has information should contact Protective Services at West Yorkshire Police on 101.

Full report: dog attack victim speaks out

A 13-year-old boy is still in hospital with serious injuries tonight after he was mauled by a dog in Bradford.

Police officers had to shoot the animal dead to save the youngster after it dragged him down stairs and savaged his throat. He's now in a stable condition in hospital.

Today, another attack victim has spoken out - she needed 72 stitches in her face after a neighbour's Staffordshire Bull Terrier turned on her in their garden.

Colleen Hutchinson, who's from Doncaster, will now need plastic surgery. She owns a dog herself but says she's now afraid to be near OTHER animals. She's calling for all dogs to be licensed. You may find some images in Martin Fisher's report disturbing.

Video: Teenager recovers after dog attack

A teenager is seriously ill in hospital tonight after being attacked by a dog which dragged him down some stairs and repeatedly bit into his throat.

Police marksmen had to kill the animal so they could reach the 13 year old boy at the house in Bradford. A man who tried to rescue him said he thought the dog wasn't going to stop until the boy was dead.

Now officers are investigating whether anyone can be charged in connection with the attack.

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