Baby died from dog bite to head

A week-old baby who was killed after being bitten by a dog in Telford in Shropshire died from a "significant" head injury.

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Pet Jack Russell put down after 'tragic accident'

Police said in a statement that "initial indications" suggested a week-old-boy in Shropshire died as a result of being bitten by the dog.

Our investigation is ongoing but it appears that the baby died as a result of a dog bite. The dog in question was a family pet - a Jack Russell - and this animal has been put down.

A post-mortem will be taking place to establish the exact cause of this baby's death but at this stage it does appear to be a tragic accident.

– Detective Chief Inspector Neil Jamieson

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