Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC, 49, who lives near Hammersmith Bridge has been identified following the incident.
The dog Rebecca was walking attacked a seal on the Thames riverbank on Sunday morning (March 21).
Distressing pictures showed the young pup being mauled by a brown cross-breed at around 12.45 pm on Sunday.
Duncan Phillips, who was taking photos of the seal at the time, said: “The dog ran from the Towpath along the foreshore.
“Rebecca couldn’t have cut across. She looked genuinely shocked and traumatised by the experience.”
A second photographer was first to the scene and tried to separate the seal and the dog.
Shortly afterwards Rebecca, wearing brightly coloured leggings and a black sports top, tried to help grab the dog.
“She was very distraught and people were aggressive towards her,” added the eyewitness. “She looked in shock. I think she was really upset.”
After a scramble involving several passers-by and help from a vet who was nearby, the dog was finally pulled away.
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