‘The angels will look after you’: Floral tributes appear after baby boy mauled to death by dog in Doncaster

Floral tributes have been placed outside a house in Doncaster after a 12-day-old baby boy was tragically mauled to death by a dog.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 8:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 8:38 pm

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence after the incident in Woodlands over the weekend.

Police said the baby had suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a dog and sadly died a short time later in hospital.

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Floral tributes outside the house where a 12-day-old baby was mauled to death by a dog. Picture: Tom Maddick/SWNS.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson 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.”

A 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter. They have both been bailed while enquiries take place. Picture: Tom Maddick/SWNS.

The dog has been removed from the address, the force added.

On our Facebook page, people told of their shock at the tragedy and paid tribute to the baby boy who passed away.

Sarah Oakley said: “RIP little man.”

Teresa Donoghue Spowart said: “RIP little one. The angels will look after you. Heartbreaking and very tragic.”

Police are continuing to investigate the tragedy. Picture: Tom Maddick/SWNS.

Julie Carling said: “That poor helpless baby boy. Heartbreaking.”

Louise Scott added: “Absolutely devastating news. Sleep tight little man. Thinking of the family at such a sad time.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101.

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