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Baby death: Seized dog not on dangerous breeds list

Chief Inspector Ieuan Mathews addresses the media near the property where the six-day-old baby girl died Credit: ITV News / Dean Thomas

Police have confirmed that the Alaskan Malamute dog seized in connection with the death of a six-day-old baby in Carmarthenshire is not listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Alaskan Malamutes were originally bred as sled dogs for work in the Arctic, but are now popular as family pets.

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Pontyberem death: Baby confirmed as six-day-old girl

Police have confirmed that the infant who died at a property in the Carmarthenshire village of Pontyberem this morning was a baby girl aged six days old.

We are investigating the sudden death of a baby at a property in New Road, Pontyberem.

The baby girl was just six days old.

We were called by the Welsh Ambulance NHS Trust just before 8.30am this morning, and the baby was taken by heli-med to the Heath Hospital. Sadly she was later pronounced dead at University of Wales Hospital in Cardiff.

Our sympathies are with the family at this tragic time and we have specialist officers who are supporting them. All I would ask is that you give them time and space to grieve.

As far as our enquiries are concerned, the investigation is still at an early stage.

– Chief Inspector Ieuan Mathews, Dyfed Powys Police
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Ambulance Service: Baby was airlifted to hospital

The Welsh Ambulance Service has confirmed it attended a property in Pontyberem this morning.

We were called at 8.26am today to a medical emergency at a property in Pontyberem.

We sent a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, an emergency ambulance and the Helimed helicopter to the scene, and a baby was airlifted to the University Hospital of Wales.

– Welsh Ambulance service spokesperson

Read: Dog seized in Pontyberem baby death investigation

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Pontyberem baby death: 'Thoughts go out' to family

The chairman of Pontyberem Community Council has spoken out following the sudden death of a baby in the village this morning.

It is a huge shock for the particular community. Our thoughts go to the family involved, obviously.

From what I understand, the police are still continuing their investigations and the area is cordoned off.

– Alan Lewis, chairman of Pontyberem Community Council

Mr Lewis described Pontyberem as an "ex-mining community village" with a population of 2,500 - 3,000.

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Dog seized in Pontyberem baby death investigation

Dyfed Powys Police are investigating the sudden death of a baby in the village of Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire

Police investigating the sudden death of a baby in Carmarthenshire say the family dog has been seized as part of inquiries.

A spokesperson for Dyfed Powys Police said: "Inquiries are ongoing. Further updates will be made available as appropriate."

Read: Police investigating sudden death of Pontyberem baby

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Police investigating sudden death of Pontyberem baby

An investigation is underway following the sudden death of a baby at a property in the village of Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire.

A police investigation is underway following the sudden death of an infant at a property in Pontyberem.

Inquiries are still at an early stage with the call being received shortly before 8.30am.

Further updates will be made available as appropriate.

– Dyfed Powys Police statement
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