Two people arrested after dog mauls baby boy to death

Telegraph reporters
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Police tape - Yui Mok/PA Archive
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Two people have been arrested after a dog fatally attacked a 12-day-old baby boy in Doncaster.

South Yorkshire Police said the infant had suffered serious injuries and died in hospital on Sunday.

A man, 35, and a woman, 27, have been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter, with both bailed while inquiries continue.

In a statement, the force said it was called to an address on Welfare Road in Woodlands, Doncaster, about 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," the force said.

"The dog has been removed from the address."