3-year-old killed in suspected dog attack in Manchester
A three-year-old boy has sadly passed away after a suspected dog attack in the UK.
The Greater Manchester Police confirmed that a toddler had been fatally injured in Rochdale in England in what they suspect was a dog attack.
Officers were called to a home on Carr Lane in the town of Milnrow at around 1.15 pm on Sunday by the North West Ambulance Service after reports of the incident.
The child was then taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made yet and police are currently investigating the circumstances around the incident, including any previous incidents involving dogs at the home.
Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels, from the public protection and serious crime division, said that the incident was a "tragic" and "devastating" occurrence and his thoughts are with the family at this time.
He said: “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 is now set to be a significant police presence in the area as the police carry out the investigation and address any local concerns.