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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
A 13 year old boy is stable in hospital after being attacked by a dog in Bradford - leaving him with serious neck injuries. Police shot the animal dead so they could take the boy for treatment. Michael Billington reports
A neighbour has described how he tried to stop a savage dog attack on a teenager.
The man, who does not want to be identified, said he had never seen anything like it before:
"The dog wasn't going to stop until the child was dead. The only time the dog did stop was when the child passed out. I kicked the dog and it turned on me. I had to slam the door shut behind me. Eventually I hit it with a shovel, that's when the police came. "