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UPDATE: Investigation into dog bite incident

Monday, June 10, 2019

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding a dog bite incident in Preston.

Sharon Jennings, 55 from Preston, died in hospital after being unwell following a dog bite.

Sharon was walking her own dog on the old railway lines in Brookfield between 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday May 31st when her pet and another dog started to fight.

She intervened and was bitten on the hand and neck.

Sharon was found unwell at her home address on Monday (June 3rd) and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

She sadly died in hospital on Friday night (7 June).

A 49 year old man from Preston was arrested yesterday (9 June) on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act. He was later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A dog remains seized while our enquiries are ongoing.                                   

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


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