In a tragic accident in the UK, a six-month-old baby girl has died after being mauled by a dog in a home.
It is understood that a relative who was looking after the baby also suffered bite wounds as she tried to wrestle the animal off.
Paramedics and the police were called to the incident at a house in Daventry, Northamptonshire, at approximately 10.30pm last night, where they tried to resuscitate the infant. The unnamed six-month-old was rushed to Northampton General Hospital where she was pronounced dead Police have said. The dog was immediately destroyed at the scene.
Northamptonshire Police have said they`cannot confirm the breed of dog” at this stage.
But experts will carry out tests early next week to determine exactly what kind of dog it was.
Detective Sergeant Gary Baker, released a statement in which he said: “This was a deeply distressing and tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family who have been left devastated by the events of last night. “Incidents such as these are extremely rare in this country, but that will be of little comfort to the relatives of this tragically young victim. “The family have requested that they be left to grieve at this difficult time.”