Boy, three, dies in hospital after being ‘attacked by a dog’

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Farm where boy, three, was ‘mauled to death by a dog’ in Rochdale was raided by police a month ago and two animals seized and taken into care

  • Paramedics rushed to Carr Lane, Milnrow, shortly after 1pm on Sunday 
  • Boy was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead
  • No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing 
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The scene where a three-year-old boy was ‘mauled to death by a dog’ had been raided by police a month ago – and two canines seized and taken into RSPCA care. 

Paramedics rushed to the scene at Carr Lane, Milnrow, shortly after 1pm on Sunday to reports the youngster had been injured.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead. No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.

Just a month ago police seized two dogs and £50,000 worth of stolen machinery from a farm at the location.

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Officers investigating stolen machinery, and animal welfare concerns, executed two warrants at 9am on April 23.

Inside they discovered around £50,000 worth of farm and building machinery, which officers believed stolen, as well as two dogs, taken into care by the RSPCA.  

Greater Manchester Police say a criminal investigation has been launched following the fatal incident this weekend. Police were called to the scene by paramedics at 1.15pm on Sunday.

Paramedics rushed to the scene at Carr Lane, Milnrow, shortly after 1pm on Sunday to reports the youngster had been injured

Paramedics rushed to the scene at Carr Lane, Milnrow, shortly after 1pm on Sunday to reports the youngster had been injured

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The tragedy happened on Carr Lane in Milnrow in Rochdale yesterday afternoon at 1pm

The tragedy happened on Carr Lane in Milnrow in Rochdale yesterday afternoon at 1pm

Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels, of GMP’s Public Protection and Serious Crime Division, said: ‘This is a tragic, devastating incident and our thoughts are with the family at this horrendous time. We are investigating the incident and previous incidents involving dogs at this address.

‘While our enquiries 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.

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‘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 will be a significant police presence in the area – we will be there to carry out an investigation and address any concerns residents may have.’

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