Three dogs put down after fatal attack on boy in Worcestershire

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The boy was pronounced dead at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (pictured)  (Getty Images)
The boy was pronounced dead at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (pictured) (Getty Images)

Three dogs have been put down after a toddler was mauled to death, police have confirmed.

Authorities seized the rottweilers after one of them attacked a two-year-old boy at his home in Egdon, Worcestershire, on March 28.

The child suffered cardiac arrest following the attack and was pronounced dead two days later in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The dogs – reportedly dubbed “the beasts” by locals – had previously been securely housed by West Mercia Police while the investigation remained ongoing.

No arrests have been made and enquiries into the incident continue.

Superintendent Rebecca Love, local policing commander for South Worcestershire, previously confirmed the boy’s death at a media briefing.

She said: “Officers responded to a report of a two-year-old child in cardiac arrest at approximately 11.20am on Monday, March 28.

“It was quickly established the child had suffered injuries as a result of being bitten by a dog at the address in Worcestershire.

“The child was transferred from Worcestershire Royal Hospital to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and despite medical treatment, he has died as a result of his injuries.

“This is a truly tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time."

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