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St Helen’s dog attack: Bella-Rae Birch named as 17 month old mauled to death at home

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Police said that the family had only owned the dog for a week before it attacked Bella-Rea.

She was taken to hospital where she died from her injuries she was aged just 17-months-old.

Sadly she died after a dog attacked her at home in St Helens, whereby some of her heroic neighbours attempted to save her life, while frantic calls were made to emergency services.

The contact centre at Merseyside Police received a report that a dog had attacked a child at an address on Monday afternoon.

Emergency services attended the scene and Bella-Rae was taken to hospital where she died of her injuries.

St Helen’s dog attack: Bella-Rae Birch named as 17 month old mauled to death at home 1
Bella-Rea is aged just 17 months old.

In a statement, Bella-Rae’s family said: “As a family we would like to thank the community for their support.

“We would ask that we are now allowed some space and time to try and come to terms with the tragic loss of our much-loved Bella-Rae.

“She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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