Family tribute to mother killed in dog attack

The family of a 27-year-old woman who died after being attacked by two dogs in a house in Leeds have paid tribute to a "lively" mother of four. A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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

Emma Bennett was a "lively person who had a great sense of fun ."
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."

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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

Two dogs seized after fatal dog attack in Leeds

After a 27-year-old woman was attacked by dogs at a house in Leeds, she was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment but later died as a result of her injuries.

Police officers Officers responded to reports that a woman was "in distress" at the address in Dawlish Avenue.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "One dog which got loose from the property was contained by officers in Back Dawlish Road and recovered. Another was safely removed from the address a short time later."

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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.