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Three-week old baby dies after being bitten by dog

2015-06-20 17:06:34

Falkland RoadThe baby was bitten at an address in Falkland Road

A three-week old baby has died after being bitten by a dog in Sunderland.

Police received reports a baby boy had been bitten by a dog inside an address in Falkland Road at about 04:15 BST.

He was taken to hospital where he later died. Police said the small terrier dog had been removed from the address and is likely to be destroyed.

Northumbria Police said a 30-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the incident. Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.

Superintendent Gillian Mitchell said: "This is obviously a very tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the baby at such a difficult time."

Source: bbc.co.uk

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