A woman in her 50s has died after an XL bully attack at a house in east London, the Met Police has confirmed.

Officers were called to Cornwall Close, Hornchurch, east London at about 13:12 BST on Monday.

The woman was treated by medics from London Ambulance Service, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Due to the threat posed, armed officers attended and safely seized two dogs, the Met said.

They were registered XL bully dogs and had been shut inside a room before they arrived.

The family of the woman, who was the owner of the dogs, are being supported by officers, the force added.

From 1 February, it became a criminal offence to own the XL bully breed in England and Wales without an exemption certificate.

Anyone who owns one of the dogs must have had the animal neutered, have it microchipped and keep it muzzled and on a lead in public, among other restrictions.

The government move to ban XL bullies followed a series of attacks on people.