The Sunday Post (Dundee)

Dog death boy’s family tell of loss


THE family of a three-yearold boy who died after being attacked by a dog have spoken of their “devastatin­g loss”.

Dexter Neal died in hospital after being bitten at a property in Halstead, Essex, on Thursday.

A 29-year-old woman arrested for allowing a dog to be dangerousl­y out of control injuring a person, has been released on police bail.

Ashley Coe described Dexter as his “darling nephew”.

In a post on Facebook he added: “I can’t even begin to describe what state we are all in this is an absolutely devastatin­g loss for my sister and her husband.”

Essex Police said the dog – an American bulldog – had been seized by officers and placed in kennels.

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