Newborn baby mauled to death by dog

After a dog mauled a 12-day-old baby to death in Doncaster, the police have arrested two people.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed the baby boy had suffered serious injuries before passing away in hospital on Sunday.

A 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have since been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter, with both released on bail pending further enquiries.

The dog has been removed from the property, the force confirmed.

A police statement said: “Police were called to an address on Welfare Road at around 3.30pm on Sunday following reports that a dog had attacked a child.

“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. They have now been bailed while enquiries continue.

“The dog has been removed from the address.”

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