His family tried to take him to hospital themselves, but they stopped en route on advice of emergency services.The boy was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital by ambulance, and was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where he later died.
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Police have since taken the dogs away and secured them and say they are not believed they are breed banned under UK law.West Mercia Police Superintendent Rebecca Love said her officers responded to a report of a 2-year-old boy suffering a cardiac arrest at around 11.20am on Monday.
They quickly established that the child had suffered injuries after being bitten at the address.
Supt Love added: ‘This is a truly tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.
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‘Three dogs have been removed from the property and are currently being housed securely.‘I am unable to confirm the breed of the dogs at this time, but we do not believe they are banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
‘An investigation continues, and I would ask for your respect for the family’s privacy at this very distressing time.’
Earlier, Spt Love said: ‘This is a truly upsetting incident for all individuals who have been involved, and our thoughts remain with the child and his family at this difficult time.
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‘Incidents of this nature are rare in our area but we do understand how distressing they can be for the local community.’
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