Woman dies following dog attack in London, England

Inquiries are underway after the death of a woman in Wallington following a dog attack.

Police were called at 20.57hrs on Thursday 23 December to an address in Demesne Road, Wallington to reports of a woman attacked by a dog.

London Ambulance Service, the air ambulance and police attended to find a woman suffering from multiple dog attack injuries.

She is thought to be aged in her 40’s / 50’s, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course. We await next of kin, and formal identification.

An inquest will open and adjourn in due course.

Armed police destroyed the dog – believed to be a Belgian mastiff – and one puppy has been removed from the property. Detectives from Sutton Borough are investigating.

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