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No prosecutions after woman’s death in Caterham incident

The police are bringing no prosecutions against individuals after the death of a 28-year-old woman in a reported dog attack in Caterham.

The eight dogs that were seized by police remain in custody and are cared for at private kennels.

It has been confirmed that none of the dogs is banned breeds.

A post-mortem examination was carried out last week and the Surrey Coroner will now open an inquest.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Josephine Horner, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a young woman lost her life. I know it has caused real concern locally and I thank the community for bearing with us whilst we conducted our enquiries. The criminal investigation has now concluded and the information we have gathered will be passed to the Surrey Coroner to assist in the coronial process.

“The dogs continue to be cared for at private kennels to ensure their welfare and their owners are being kept informed. We appreciate this is a difficult and uncertain process for them as the forensic work continues.”



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