Woman who died after dog attack had Labrador as guest of honour at her wedding

Marie Stevens, who died after being bitten by Rottweilers, had a Labrador (Pictures: Facebook)

A woman who collapsed and died three weeks after being savaged by two Rottweilers had her own Labrador as guest of honour at her wedding.

Marie Stevens, who loved dogs, wed her husband Mark with her chocolate Lab by their side, Facebook pictures show.

Several friends and colleagues paid tribute to the ‘bubbly and happy’ 40-year-old care home worker, who was was found dead at home in Brighton-le-Sands in Merseyside on Sunday.

Ms Stevens was bitten several times on her arms and legs by two Rottweilers in Park Lane West, Netherton, in Dudley on August 18, allegedly when she tried to stroke the dogs, who were on a lead.

The owners, a man and a woman, reportedly tried to stop them. The man then took the dogs away from the scene while the woman stayed with Ms Stevens until police arrived.

She was given first aid until an ambulance arrived and took her to hospital where she was treated and later discharged.

A post mortem concluded the primary cause of her death was a pulmonary embolism, according to police.

Friends said she loved dogs (Picture: Facebook)

Ms Stevens with her Labrador at her wedding (Picture: Facebook)

One friend told MailOnline: ‘She really loved her dog and animals in general. It is awful what has happened to her.’

A colleague, Lainey Dawson added: ‘I worked with Marie. Marie was such a joy she made everyone laugh with her cracking one liners.

‘She knew how to brighten a day when it was dull. I’m thinking of her family and friends.’

Another, Jailea Sophia, said: ‘We worked together in a care home. Marie was a very bubbly and happy person.

‘She used to make me smile and laugh everyday at work asking to wear my big fluffy coat on her breaks. I will miss her.’

Ms Stevens worked in a care home

Danielle X Twigg said: ‘I am absolutely heartbroken Marie Campbell was the kindest most loving lady I’ve ever met. I can’t believe it.

‘Sending love to her partner and family. Devastating.’

A police spokesperson said: ‘Just after 9.10am on Sunday 3 September, police were called by the North West Ambulance Service to Ms Stevens’ home on Holden Road, in Brighton-le-Sands to a report she had collapsed and sadly died at home.’

A 41-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dangerously out-of-control dog in a public place.

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