Man and woman arrested after dog mauls 12-day-old baby to death in Doncaster

A man and woman have been arrested in Doncaster after a 12-day-old baby was mauled to death by a dog.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 2:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 2:55 pm

The man, 35, and woman, 27, have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence after the incident in Woodlands on Sunday.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the tot had suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a dog and died a short time later in hospital.

A brief 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.

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Welfare Road in Woodlands, Doncaster where a 12 day old baby was mauled to death by a dog.

"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.