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Family dog murders 7 month-old baby in UK

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A seven-month-old baby girl suffered fatal injuries after being attacked by her family’s pet dog at their residence in the West Midlands city.

The infant was rushed to the hospital with severe head injuries following the incident.

Despite urgent medical attention, the baby sadly succumbed to her injuries and passed away shortly after arrival at the hospital.

Sky News reports that the family’s pet dog, which was not considered a high-risk breed, was taken into custody by authorities and humanely destroyed as a precautionary measure.

In a statement, West Midlands Police said, “A baby has tragically died after being bitten by a pet dog at a home in Coventry.

“We were called to a property at Shorncliffe Road shortly after 3 pm on Sunday. Together with our ambulance colleagues, we arrived within minutes.

“A seven-month-old baby girl had received serious injuries to her head after being bitten by the family’s dog inside the home. She received treatment at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to hospital for further treatment.

“Tragically, she died a short time later. Our thoughts remain with her family at this devastating time.

“The pet dog, which isn’t classed as a dangerous breed, was removed from the home on Sunday and humanely destroyed.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and our enquiries are continuing.”


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