He was taken to hospital in an ambulance but was pronounced dead, according to Greater Manchester Police. “We understand that this little boy has sadly succumbed to injuries sustained in a dog attack,” Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels said in a statement. The investigation into the incident on Sunday afternoon was initially still ongoing.
Fatal dog attacks on young children continue to make headlines in the UK. At the end of March, a two-year-old boy died from dog bites near the city of Worcester in central England. A week earlier, a 17-month-old girl was killed by her family’s dog near Liverpool.