Baby bitten by dog died from a 'significant' head injury

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

Officers investigating the death of Harry Harper confirmed a post-mortem examination had been completed.

Harry was pronounced dead after being taken to Telford's Princess Royal Hospital from a semi-detached house in Telford, on Tuesday morning.

Police have said that "initial indications" suggest the baby died as a result of being bitten by the family's pet Jack Russell, which has since been put down.

A post-mortem concluded the cause of death was a significant head injury, West Mercia Police said.

Further detailed tests are still to be carried out and therefore no further information can be released, the force added.

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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.