February 6, 2023

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British woman (28) bitten to death by dogs: ‘She had too many dogs’

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In England, a 28-year-old woman died Thursday afternoon after being attacked by at least one of her walking dogs. The accident occurred in Caterham, south London. This was reported by the police on Friday. Another woman, unrelated to the victim, sustained minor injuries.

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“This is a tragic accident where a young woman sadly lost her life. Our thoughts are with her family and friends,” said the Tandridge County Sheriff. The relatives are being cared for by the police. The forensic investigation is still ongoing. No arrests have been made yet. The second woman has been released who was also injured from the hospital.

On Friday morning, police cars closed all roads around the scene. A passer-by said: “The area is in the middle of the countryside and is surrounded by large detached houses.” The Independent. “All roads in the area and all roads around are closed. There are police cars with flashing lights blocking the roads.”

Officers detained a total of eight dogs on Gravelly Hill in Caterham. It was not about banned dog breeds and owners were notified. It remains unclear whether the woman, who was a dog sitter, was attacked by one or more dogs.

The number of animals that dog owners are allowed to walk at the same time is determined at the municipal level. A major insurance company will accept up to six dogs. “She had a lot of dogs. You can’t control so many dogs at one time,” a source told me. daily Mail. “If anything, it is more like being attacked by seven little wolves.” There was talk at first of seven dogs.

Nobody seems to know anything.

According to the same source, the dogs reacted like a herd. “They went to what was in front of them.” Leslie Hofley, 62, a local resident, who lives a few meters away from the accident, told the British newspaper that “no one seemed to know anything” and that the police would not have told anyone exactly what had happened. “Everything we know we learned through the news,” says the woman.

Under UK law, dog owners who kill someone can face up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine, or both. Dog owners who injure someone face up to five years in prison and a fine.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area on Friday to report.

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