Two-year-old boy dies after being bitten by dog in Worcestershire

The young boy was attacked on Monday in Egdon, Worcestershire

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A two-year-old boy has died in hospital after being bitten by a dog on Monday in Egdon, Worcestershire, West Mercia Police said.

Mercia Police Superintendent Rebecca Love said: “We have been informed this morning that the young boy who was injured in an incident on Monday in Egdon, Worcestershire has sadly passed away.

“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.

“Three dogs have been removed from the property and are currently being housed securely. I am unable to confirm the breed of the dogs at this time, but we do not believe they are banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

“An investigation continues, and I would ask for your respect for the family’s privacy at this very distressing time.”