The family of 27-year-old Emma Bennett - a mum of four - have spoken of their devastation.
She died after being taken to hospital in a critical condition with serious dog bite injuries in an incident at her home in Dawlish Avenue, on Monday.
Her family said: “We are all very deeply upset at Emma’s death, not just because she has been taken from us so suddenly but because of the horrific circumstances and the fact she was on her own at the time she was injured.
“Emma was a mother of four and although she had had some issues in her life she loved her children.
“She was a lively person who had a great sense of fun but she was also strong-headed and had her own opinions.
“She was the eldest of four children and had two brothers and a sister.
“They were at her bedside in hospital along with her mother and grandparents when she passed away.
“We are all devastated at Emma’s death but the whole family has pulled together and are really supporting each other.
“We are grateful to everyone who has sent messages of sympathy and support.”
Police said this morning a 33-year-old man arrested on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act, was released on bail last night pending further inquiries.