Preston man released pending further inquiries after a Brookfield woman died from a dog bite

Preston Police have released a man who had been arrested after a Brookfield woman died from a dog bite.

Monday, 10th June 2019, 3:44 pm
Updated Monday, 10th June 2019, 4:44 pm
Police have released a man pending further enquiries.

Officers say that inquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding a dog bite incident in Preston.

Sharon Jennings, 55 from Preston, died in hospital several days after the incident.

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Police have released a man pending further enquiries.

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

She intervened and was bitten on the hand and neck.

Sharon was found ill at her home address on Monday, June 3, and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

She died in hospital on Friday evening, June 7.

A 49 year old man from Preston was arrested on Sunday, June 9, on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

He was later released under investigation pending further inquiries.

A dog remains seized while police inquiries continue.

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