Four-month-old baby boy mauled to death by Staffordshire bull terrier and his brother, 22 months, is seriously injured
A four-month-old baby boy has been mauled to death by a Staffie in a vicious attack that has also left his brother with life-changing injuries.
The horror unfolded at a home in Colchester, Essex, with the young boys’ mother also being savaged by the dog.
All three with rushed to hospital shortly after yesterday’s attack and it was confirmed this morning that the baby had died from his injuries.
The dog has since been put down with the owner’s consent, police said, while the house is currently taped off as an investigation into the violent death begins.
One neighbour witnessed a young boy in the ambulance after the attack took place. He said: ‘I was walking past and I saw a young boy sat up in the ambulance.
‘His face was covered in blood - it was shocking to see. He was in a bad way the poor little lad.
‘I didn’t actually know what had happened when I saw him. It was only later on that I found out.
‘They’d not been living there very long and people round here didn’t know them yet.’ +15
‘There were a lot of children about because of the time - a lot of children were coming home from school.’