Boy, 3, mauled to death by dogs is named as man, 48, arrested

Police officers continue to stand guard at a home where a three-year-old boy died in a dog attack (Picture: SWNS)
A three-year-old boy killed in a dog attack in Rochdale has been named as Daniel John Twigg. The little boy was rushed to hospital from the Milnrow property on Sunday afternoon, but he died a short time later. Detectives now know Daniel was with a number of dogs in an outdoor area surrounding his home when he was viciously attacked. A 48-year-old man has been arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 after he handed himself in to police.

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Several dogs were seized and one, a Cane Corso, has been humanely destroyed. Other alleged incidents involving dogs at the same address in Carr Lane are now being investigated. Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand said: ‘I send my condolences to Daniel’s loved ones. This is a heart-breaking time for them, and specially trained colleagues are supporting them.
Police at a building in Milnrow, Rochdale after a three-year-old boy died after a suspected dog attack. Picture date: Monday May 16, 2022. PA Photo. Officers were called at about 1.15pm on Sunday by the North West Ambulance Service after reports a child had been injured at Carr Lane. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
A 48-year-old man has been arrested (Picture: PA)
Police in Milnrow, Rochdale after a three-year-old boy died after a suspected dog attack. Picture date: Monday May 16, 2022. PA Photo. Officers were called at about 1.15pm on Sunday by the North West Ambulance Service after reports a child had been injured at Carr Lane. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
One dog, a Cane Corso, was humanely destroyed (Picture: PA)

‘Though a man is in custody, our investigation is very much ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and ensure any criminal offences in relation to Sunday’s incident are identified and prosecutions sought.

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‘Meanwhile, officers are also reviewing other incidents of note. Due to previous contact, GMP’s Professional Standards Branch has referred the incident for review by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

‘We understand that this incident has had an impact on the community but we ask members of the public and the media to refrain from speculating whilst we complete our investigation and any subsequent proceedings are concluded.’

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