Baby dog bite inquest

An inquest is continuing into the death of Harry Harper – a one-week old baby boy – who died after being bitten by his pet dog in Telford, Shropshire.

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Death of baby bitten by dog was an 'accident'

Harry Harper died in Telford, Shropshire, last November Credit: ITV News Central

The death of a baby who was bitten by a family pet dog was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

One week old Harry Harper died at his grandparents home in Telford in November last year.

The inquest heard that the family had owned dogs for a number of years and that the dog concerned, "PJ" a Jack Russell Cross had never shown any previous aggression or violence.

Harry was bitten by 'PJ' a Jack Russell Cross Credit: ITV News Central

The mother of Harry Harper quietly sobbed as the family listened to the details of how he came to die.

The coroner ruled that Harry Harper died from severe head injuries after being attacked by the dog.

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