A woman who was mauled to death while walking a group of dogs in Caterham has been named as Natasha Johnston.

The 28-year-old woman was walking the animals along Gravelly Hill on the North Downs on January 12 when she was repeatedly bitten.

Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to save the victim and she was pronounced dead by medics.

Her name has recently been listed on the Surrey Coroner's Court website, and an inquest is expected to open tomorrow, January 31.

The coroner opening the case is Simon Wickens.

A post-mortem examination on Natasha was carried out two weeks ago.

Surrey Police confirmed that the victim, from London, was believed to have been walking a "number of dogs" at the time of the attack at around 2.45pm.

A total of eight dogs were "detained at the scene" by officers and are still in the custody police.

A second woman was taken to hospital in a non-life-threatening condition, where she was treated for dog bites, but has now been discharged.

The dogs are currently being cared for at private kennels to ensure their welfare and their owners are being kept informed.

Surrey police said that the “criminal investigation has now concluded” and no prosecutions are being brought against individuals, however the dogs will be “subject to further forensic expertise”.

The canines seized by police are reported to include a Leonberger, two dachshunds, a cockapoo and a collie.

None of the dogs were in the banned breeds list.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Josephine Horner, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a young woman lost her life.

“I know it has caused real concern locally and I thank the community for bearing with us whilst we conducted our enquiries.

“The criminal investigation has now concluded and the information we have gathered will be passed to the Surrey Coroner to assist in the coronial process.”