Rottweilers seized after death of two-year-old boy

The boy sustained serious injuries at home in Egdon, Worcestershire, before dying in hospital on Wednesday

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West Mercia Police has said three dogs seized after the death of a two-year-old boy have been confirmed as rottweilers.

Officers removed the dogs to secure kennels after the child sustained serious injuries at his home in Egdon, Worcestershire, on Monday.

The boy was treated for his injuries at Worcestershire Royal Hospital before being transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where he died on Wednesday.

The West Mercia force said in a statement issued on Friday: “At this time we cannot confirm how many dogs were involved in the incident but three rottweiler dogs have been removed from the property.

“They are being looked after and securely housed.

“The boy’s family will not be releasing a statement or tribute at this time and request that their privacy is respected at this extremely difficult time.”

Officers responded to a report of a child in cardiac arrest at approximately 11.20am on Monday and quickly established that he had suffered injuries as a result of being bitten by a dog at the address.