Baby mauled to death by dog in Blackburn

Police launched an Investigation following the death of an eleven month old baby in Blackburn.

Police attended the tragic incident at 11pm on Monday 10th February 2014 after the ambulance service requested police attendance.

police attended the horrific scene on Emily Street in which an eleven month old baby had been mauled within the property.

The baby was rushed to the Royal Blackburn Hospital she passed away a short time later.

Police have seized an dog from the address and arrested a 24 year old man and a 20 year old woman have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect they both remain in police custody.

Detective Superintendent Simon Giles said: “This is a tragic incident and specially trained officers are offering support to the wider family. A full investigation is underway.”

Police are carrying out tests to determine the exact breed of the dog which was involved in the tragic incident.

The history of the dog is currently part of the police investigation and so we do not have any further information into the breed or the history of the dog at this time.

Nobody else was injured during the incident.