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12-day old baby is mauled to death by dog in Doncaster

12-day-old baby boy is mauled to death by dog in Doncaster as police arrest man, 35, and woman, 27 for manslaughter

  • A 12-day-old baby boy died after he was mauled to death by dog in Doncaster
  • South Yorkshire Police rushed to property in the village of Woodlands on Sunday
  • Baby boy was rushed to hospital with serious injuries but died a short time later 

A 12-day-old baby boy has died after he was mauled to death by a dog in Doncaster. 

South Yorkshire Police rushed to a property in the village of Woodlands on Sunday afternoon following reports that a child had been attacked.

The baby was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being bitten by the dog but died a short time later. 

A man, 35, and woman, 27, have since been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.  

Both have been bailed pending further inquires.

South Yorkshire Police rushed to a property on Welfare Road (GV of road pictured) in the village of Woodlands in Doncaster on Sunday afternoon following reports that a child had been attacked

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called to an address on Welfare Road at around 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 and suffered serious injuries.

‘The child was taken to hospital, but sadly died a short time later.

‘A 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter. They have now been bailed while enquiries continue.’

The dog has been removed from the address, the force added.