Three-year-old boy dies after suspected dog attack in Greater Manchester

A three-year-old boy has died after a suspected dog attack, police said.

By Sean Gleaves
Monday, 16th May 2022, 7:22 am
Updated Monday, 16th May 2022, 7:24 am

Officers were called to reports a child had been injured in Carr Lane, Milnrow, at around 1.15pm on Sunday (May 15).

The toddler was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made and police are investigating the circumstances, as well as previous incidents involving dogs at the home.

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A three-year-old boy has died in Rochdale after a suspected dog attack, Greater Manchester Police said.

Det Supt Jamie Daniels, of the force’s public protection and serious crime division, said: “This is a tragic, devastating incident and our thoughts are with the family at this horrendous time.

“We are investigating the incident and previous incidents involving dogs at this address.

“While our inquiries to find out what happened will be thorough and are very much in their infancy, we suspect that this little boy has, sadly succumbed, to injuries received as a result of a dog attack.

“I understand this is an extremely distressing incident for all concerned and this news will rock the local community.

“I can only assure everyone that we will work relentlessly to establish the full circumstances that led to this tragedy and while we retain an open mind, this is now being dealt with as a criminal investigation.

“There will be a significant police presence in the area, we will be there to carry out an investigation and address any concerns residents may have.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5413, quoting incident number 1615 of May 15.

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