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10-year-old boy seriously injured after police dog attack

A boy has suffered 'serious injuries' after being bitten by a police dog in Oldbury.

The 10-year-old is still being treated in hospital after the attack, which happened in a private garden in the town last Sunday (23 June).

West Midlands Police say the animal, a German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois cross, was on a leash at the time.

The dog and its handler entered the garden after being called out to Western Road, following reports of four men stealing copper wiring near to the train station.

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Family of week-old baby release statement following inquest

The family of an eight-day-old baby boy has released a statement following an inquest that recorded 'accidental death', after he was bitten by a pet dog in November 2012.

Harry Harper died at his grandparents' home in Telford, Shropshire.

Phil Shakesheff from West Mercia Police, read out the family statement outside Wellington Civic Centre today (April 9).


'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).

Death of baby bitten by dog was an 'accident'

Harry Harper died in Telford, Shropshire, last November Credit: ITV News Central

The death of a baby who was bitten by a family pet dog was an accident, a coroner has ruled.

One week old Harry Harper died at his grandparents home in Telford in November last year.

The inquest heard that the family had owned dogs for a number of years and that the dog concerned, "PJ" a Jack Russell Cross had never shown any previous aggression or violence.

Harry was bitten by 'PJ' a Jack Russell Cross Credit: ITV News Central

The mother of Harry Harper quietly sobbed as the family listened to the details of how he came to die.

The coroner ruled that Harry Harper died from severe head injuries after being attacked by the dog.

"Tragic" death of baby bitten by dog examined

An inquest will resume today into the death of a week-old boy bitten by his family's pet dog.

Harry Harper died in Telford, Shropshire, last November after being taken to hospital from a semi-detached house in the Ketley area of the town.

In a statement issued a day after the incident, West Mercia Police confirmed that a Jack Russell terrier had been put down following what appeared to be a "tragic accident".

Harry Harper died in Telford, Shropshire, last November Credit: Family picture

Harry, who had suffered a significant head injury, was pronounced dead at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital after paramedics were called to an address in Woodside Road shortly before 8am on November 20.

His relatives, who asked to be left in peace to grieve, issued a short statement on November 21 in which they said: "As a family we are absolutely devastated by Harry's death and have no words to describe the loss we have suffered."

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