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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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'He brought us enormous happiness' says family of baby who died following dog bite

As a family we remain absolutely devastated by Harry's death.

Although he was only with us for eight days, he had brought enormous happiness to us all and his loss is a tragedy we will carry with us forever.

We will treasure every single moment we enjoyed with him and we will never forget the joy he gave us when he arrived.

We would like to thank everyone for the kind messages we have been sent and the sympathy we have been shown, but once again we would request that we are left alone to continue to deal with our loss.

– Family statement

Eight-day-old Harry died as a result of a tragic incident – recorded at the inquest as an ‘accidental death’.

The inquest was concluded at Wellington Civic Centre today (April 9).

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