22/06/2015

Baby Dies After Being Bitten By Family Pet

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a baby bitten by dog in Sunderland.

The three-week-old baby boy died in hospital following an incident at his home in Falkland Road.

Police were called to the address at 04:15 on Saturday, 20 June. It is understood that the baby had been bitten by the families pet dog.

A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death.

The family dog, a small terrier, is currently in kennels and is likely to be destroyed. The dog poses no threat to the wider public.

(MH/CD)

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