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Police statement on Colchester dog attack

Police have given a statement after a baby was killed and his brother left with "life-changing injuries" in a dog attack in Colchester.

This is a tragic incident where a young child has lost his life.

We can confirm the incident took place inside a house on Harwich Road, the dog has been destroyed, and no-one has been arrested.

An investigation to establish the facts surrounding what happened is on-going.

This is obviously a very difficult time for the family, who are being supported by specially trained officers.

I would ask again for the media to respect their privacy.

– Spokesman, Essex Police

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Dog involved in attack was Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier similar to the one involved in yesterday's attack. Credit: PA

Essex Police have confirmed they believe the dog involved in an attack on two children in Colchester yesterday was a 'Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type.'

Neighbours had told ITV News Anglia they thought it was a Bull Terrier type dog that mauled the youngsters, and the police have now backed that up.

A four-month-old baby was killed in the incident, while his older brother is still in hospital.

Officers say no one has yet been arrested and an investigation is ongoing.

The animal has now been put down and a post mortem on the baby is due to take place next week.

This is a tragic incident where a young child has lost his life.

We can confirm the incident took place inside a house on Harwich Road, the dog has been destroyed, and no-one has been arrested.

An investigation to establish the facts surrounding what happened is on-going. This is obviously a very difficult time for the family, who are being supported by specially trained officers.

– Chief Inspector Elliot Judge, Essex Police

'Mum was in bath' at time of Colchester dog attack

The mum was apparently in the bath when the attack started. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The mother of two children who were mauled by a dog in Colchester yesterday was in the bath at the time of the attack, it's been reported by neighbours.

A baby boy died in the incident and his brother sustained 'life-changing' injuries.

The mother was also hurt.

It's believed the police had to break the door down to get into the house and the dog was eventually brought out on a catch pole.

It has since been put down with the consent of the owner.

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Flowers left outside house where baby was mauled by dog

Flowers have been left outside the house in Harwich Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Flowers have been left outside the house where a four-month-old baby was mauled to death by a dog in Colchester yesterday.

The child's 22-month-old brother was also seriously injured in the attack, while their mother was also hurt.

Woman hurt in dog attack was mother of both boys

The woman suffered minor injuries in the attack. Credit: PA

A woman who was injured in a dog attack that killed a four-month-old baby and left his 22-month-old brother with 'life-changing injuries' was their mother, police have confirmed.

All three were taken to hospital following the attack at a home in Harwich Road in Colchester yesterday afternoon.

The woman suffered minor injuries. Her 22-month-old son has been moved to a specialist unit from Colchester General Hospital.

Dog involved in Colchester attack put down

A baby died in the attack, while a toddler has been seriously injured. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex Police have confirmed that the dog involved in yesterday's attack in Colchester has been put down with the consent of the owner.

It's still not officially been confirmed what breed it was, but neighbours say that it was a 'Staffordshire Bull type'.

A four-month-old boy was killed in the incident while his 22-month-old brother is still being treated for 'life-changing' injuries.

Baby killed in Colchester dog attack was four-months-old

Police at the scene last night. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex Police have confirmed a baby killed in a dog attack in Colchester yesterday was a four-month-old boy.

The youngster was rushed to Colchester General Hospital following the incident in Harwich Road yesterday afternoon but couldn't be saved.

The child's brother, who is 22-months-old, sustained 'life-changing' injuries and is believed to have been transferred to a specialist unit.

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