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Baby in hospital after being critically injured in dog attack

A baby boy is being treated in Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge for life-threatening injuries after being attacked by a dog.

Police were called to Wykes Road in Yaxley near Peterborough in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A baby boy is critically injured in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after being attacked by a dog.

“We were called by the ambulance service at 1.47am on Sunday 18 November to an address in Wykes Road, Yaxley, with reports of concern for baby boy who had been attacked by a dog.

“Officers and paramedics attended the scene and the baby was taken to Peterborough City Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, with life threatening injuries. He remains in a critical condition."

– Cambridgeshire Police statement
Two Staffordshire bull terriers were taken from the property in Wykes Road.

Cambridgeshire Police say a 28-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, both from Yaxley, were arrested on suspicion of child neglect. They have been bailed until 15 December.

Two Staffordshire Bull Terriers were taken from the property and are in police kennels.

Police remain at the scene and an investigation has been launched.

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