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Police make arrest in connection with Preston dog bite death

Posted on - 9th June, 2019 - 4:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Crime, Preston News, Ribbleton
The dog attack took place on the path on the old railway line Pic: MichaelGT
The dog attack took place on the path on the old railway line Pic: MichaelGT

A Preston man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman following a dog bite.

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Preston Police confirmed a 49-year-old man was arrested during Sunday (9 June).

It follows the death of Sharon Jennings.

The 55-year-old was taken to Royal Preston Hospital on Monday (3 June) and died on Friday (7 June).

She had been bitten on the hand and neck by a dog during an incident involving her dog, and another, on the old railway line in Brookfield between 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday 31 May.

Police arrested the 49-year-old man on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act. He remains in custody.

Police have also seized a dog.

Detective Inspector Chris Wellard of Preston Police, said: “While we have made an arrest I would like to stress that our enquiries into this incident are very much ongoing.

“I would like to thank the local community for their support of our investigation so far and ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident itself, and not yet contacted us, does so as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log number 1134 of 5 June.

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