Pregnant Mum-Of-Four Savaged To Death By Family Dogs. Man Arrested

14/08/2014 16:56 | Updated 22 May 2015

A pregnant mum-of-four has died after being savaged by two pet dogs at her home.

Emma Bennett, 27, suffered horrific injuries to her face and head and was rushed to hospital where she was put on a life support machine, but she died on Tuesday night.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

According to the Mirror, Emma's devastated boyfriend wrote on Facebook: "R.I.P emma and our bump u was deeply loved by all and will sadly be missed by me and all that knew u know ur with the angels love u u will always be in my heart and on my mind to the day we meet again xx".

A neighbour had heard cries of 'no, no, no' on Monday afternoon and dialled 999.

When police arrived, they found Emma unconscious on the floor at her terraced home in Osmondthorpe, Leeds.

One of the dogs was in the kitchen with the other running free in the street. West Yorkshire Police said they believed the two dogs were American pit bull terriers, which are banned under the Act.

A neighbour told reporters that she believed Emma may have been attacked while she was suffering an epileptic fit.

She said: "We'd heard that a few weeks back the pit bull started getting really nasty with her because she is epileptic. Apparently, it wanted to go for her whenever she was having a fit.

"I think she has had a fit and the pit bull has got hold of her."

Emma, who is thought to have moved into the street two years ago, is said to have suffered so badly from epilepsy it stopped her from working.

Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon, who is leading the investigation, said: "Early indications are that the two dogs seized from the address are American pit bull terriers although tests are still ongoing to establish their exact make up.

"Dogs of this type are subject to restrictions under the Dangerous Dogs Act and our enquiries are focused on this aspect.

"We are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the incident or the dogs involved in it to contact the investigation team."

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