We have noticed you are using an ad blocker
To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.
To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.
A one-week-old baby boy has died after being bitten by a dog in Shropshire.
West Mercia Police said the child was bitten by a family pet at an address in Telford. Paramedics took the baby to Princess Royal Hospital, but he died of his injuries.
The dog, believed to be a Jack Russell, has been put down. Police have launched an investigation.
Insp Helen Thomas told the Shropshire Star: "There was an incident involving a dog and a baby where the baby was bitten.
"It was not a dangerous dog. It was a small dog and a family pet. We will know more following the post mortem."
A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Police and ambulance were called to an address in Ketley, about a young baby that was unwell.
"He was taken to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford by paramedics but died soon after.
"As in all cases of the death of a young child, West Mercia Police has launched an investigation to establish the exact circumstances."