A woman who was killed by her own XL bully dogs in Hornchurch has been named locally.

A nearby resident told the Recorder that Angeline Mahal died after being mauled at her home in Cornwall Close yesterday afternoon (May 20).

The Mail and The Sun have also reported the name.

Police and forensics officers are at the scene today, with police tape and a blue tent outside a house in Cornwall Close.

Angeline died despite the efforts of emergency services, including London's Air Ambulance, who were called to the incident.

Romford Recorder: Police tape is in placePolice tape is in place (Image: Olivia Carter)

Police had received reports of a woman being attacked by a dog shortly after 1.10pm on Monday (May 20).

Armed police attended and two dogs were seized.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "These were registered XL bully dogs and prior to officers’ arrival had been contained inside a room in the house.

"They did not leave the house at any time during the incident."

Romford Recorder: The victim has been named locally as Angeline MahalThe victim has been named locally as Angeline Mahal (Image: Olivia Carter)

Police said the woman in her 50s was the owner of the dogs and that her family are being supported by officers.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 1.09pm on May 20 to reports of an incident in Cornwall Close, RM11.

“We sent resources to the scene including ambulance crews, an incident response officer and London’s air ambulance.

“We treated a person but sadly, despite our efforts, they were pronounced dead at the scene.”