Rochdale dog attack victim named as three-year-old Daniel John Twigg

Ambulance staff were called to a property in Milnrow, Rochdale
Ambulance staff were called to a property in Milnrow, Rochdale

A 48-year-old man has been arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act

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Police have named a three-year-old boy killed in a dog attack.

Daniel John Twigg was taken to hospital after ambulance staff were called to a property in Milnrow, Rochdale, on Sunday afternoon but died a short time later.

Inquiries by Greater Manchester Police have established the youngster was with a number of dogs in an outdoor area surrounding his home before he was discovered with serious injuries.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 after he handed himself in to custody, said police.

He continues to be questioned.