A woman has died after being attacked by two dogs and a man has been arrested, Essex Police have said.
Officers were called to Hillman Avenue, Jaywick, shortly after 4pm on Saturday where they found the victim seriously injured.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Specialist officers ensured the scene was safe and there is no risk to the wider public, which meant the two dogs had to be destroyed.
A 39 year-old man from Jaywick has been detained on suspicion of dangerous dog offences and remains in custody.
Chief Superintendent Glen Pavelin said: “My thoughts, and those of our officers and staff, are with the family of the woman who died yesterday.
“This incident will be a huge shock to the community and I understand their concerns.
“We’ll have officers in the area throughout today so please come and speak to them if you have any information or are worried.
“Experienced detectives are leading the investigation to identify exactly what has happened.
“I know there will be speculation about the breed of the dogs involved.
“We’re waiting for confirmation from experts about this before releasing further details and I’d ask people not to speculate.
“If anyone has any information about what has happened please contact us.”
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