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Baby mauled to death by pet dog

The scene where a  baby has been mauled to death a dog in Emily Street, Blackburn. 

rossparry.co.uk/Thomas Temple

The scene where a baby has been mauled to death a dog in Emily Street, Blackburn. rossparry.co.uk/Thomas Temple

Police have launched an investigation after an 11-month-old baby was mauled to death by a dog in Blackburn.

At 11pm last night officers were called by the ambulance service to an address in Emily Street following reports that a baby girl had been mauled by a pet dog.

The baby was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital but died a short time later.

The dog has been seized by police and officers are continuing to carry out inquiries at the scene.

A 24-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have both been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and are currently in police custody.

Det. Supt Simon Giles said: “This is a tragic incident and specially trained officers are offering support to the wider family. A full investigation is under way.”

 

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