Dog mauls 12-day-old baby boy to death as man and woman arrested

A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a dog mauled a 12-day-old baby boy to death.

Police were called to a home in Doncaster on Sunday afternoon after reports a child had been attacked by a dog.

The boy suffered serious injuries and was rushed to hospital but tragically could not be saved.

The dog was removed from the house while the man and woman have been bailed pending further enquiries.

A brief police statement said: ‘On arrival at the property, emergency services discovered a 12-day-old baby boy had been bitten by a dog and suffered serious injuries. The child was taken to hospital, but sadly died a short time later.

‘A 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.’

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