Dog walker died from ‘multiple penetrating bites to neck’ in Surrey, inquest hears | UK News

A 28-year-old woman who was bitten by a dog in Surrey died of “multiple puncture wounds to the neck”, an opening inquest has said.

Natasha Johnston also suffered a wound to a vein in her neck, Surrey Coroner Court heard on Tuesday morning.

She is said to have been walking with some dogs in Gravelly Hill, Caterham, when she attack on January 12.

Eight dogs were arrested at the scene and are still in police custody as forensic investigations continue.

Surrey Police said none of the dogs are prohibited breeds.

No prosecution has been filed against any individual, the force said last week, following the conclusion of a criminal investigation into the attack.

Miss Johnston’s family has described it as a “extremely difficult times”.

They said the “significant level of media attention” had caused “additional suffering”.

“We continue to call for our privacy to be respected during our time of grief,” they added.

A witness describes how the victim “scream at us to turn back” when the incident happened.

The area is said to be popular with professional dog walkers.


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