Horror as woman is mauled to death by two dogs in vicious attack along Essex seaside: 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of dangerous dogs offences

  • Officers were called to Jaywick Sands, near Clacton-on-Sea, at around 4pm

A woman has died after being mauled to death by two dogs in a vicious seafront attack, with a man arrested on suspicion of dangerous dog offences.

Essex Police officers were called to a property at Jaywick Sands, near Clacton-on-Sea, at around 4pm yesterday, where they found a woman seriously injured.

Officers believe she was attacked by two dogs, and the animals were later destroyed.

A 39-year-old man from Jaywick was arrested on suspicion of dangerous dog offenses and remains in custody.

The woman died at the scene and Essex Police said they were trying to establish the circumstances that led to the incident.

Essex Police officers were called to a property at Jaywick Sands, near Clacton-on-Sea, at around 4pm yesterday, where they found a woman seriously injured.

Essex Police officers were called to a property at Jaywick Sands, near Clacton-on-Sea, at around 4pm yesterday, where they found a woman seriously injured.

The woman died at the scene and Essex Police said they were trying to establish the circumstances that led to the incident.  On the photo is the scene last night

The woman died at the scene and Essex Police said they were trying to establish the circumstances that led to the incident. On the photo is the scene last night

Officers added that there is no major threat to the community.

Chief Superintendent Glen Pavelin said: ‘Experienced detectives are leading the investigation to identify exactly what happened.

‘I know there will be speculation about the breed of the dogs involved. We are waiting for confirmation from experts on this before releasing further details and I ask people not to speculate.’

Those with CCTV or other footage of the incident should contact the police quoting incident 723 of 3 February.