Dog mauls 12-day-old baby to death in Doncaster as man, 35, and woman, 27, arrested for manslaughter

A DOG has mauled a 12-day-old baby boy to death.

A 35-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter after the tragedy unfolded in Doncaster.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said cops had been called to the Woodlands home on Welfare Road after reports a child had been attacked by a dog on Sunday afternoon.

The baby boy was rushed to hospital but tragically died a short time later.

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A spokesperson said: "On arrival at the property, emergency services discovered a 12-day-old baby boy had been bitten by a dog and suffered serious injuries.

"The child was taken to hospital, but sadly died a short time later.

"A 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter."

Both have been bailed pending further enquiries.

The dog has been removed from the home.

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