Boy, two, fighting for life after being mauled by ‘two rottweilers’ at country cottage
The child is being treated at Worcestershire Royal Hospital
A two-year-old is fighting for his life after being mauled by "two rottweilers" at a country cottage in Worcestershire.
The unnamed toddler was attacked in Egdon on March 28 and was rushed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital by paramedics, where he is currently in critical condition.
According to reports in The Sun, neighbours told reporters that the family own at least two rottweilers and they witnessed "loads of police" outside their rural property. "I don't know what happened but it looks serious," said one anonymous local.
— West Mercia Police (@WMerciaPolice) March 28, 2022
West Mercia Police have confirmed that both dogs have been removed from the property until the investigation concludes but they are not believed to be banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, according to reports from The Independent.
"This is an incredibly sad incident and our thoughts are with the young child and his family," said Chief Inspector Fergus Green via a public statement. "I'd like to offer reassurance that the dogs involved have now been secured and removed from the property in Egdon, and therefore pose no risk to the public."
He continued: "A police presence will remain in place at both Worcester Countryside Centre and the address in Egdon for some time.
"Investigations are ongoing in to the circumstances of the incident.
"We will provide further updates on the case as soon as we are able to."
Just last week, 17-month-old Bella Rae Birch was mauled by the family dog at her home in St Helen's, Merseyside.
On March 24, Merseyside police said the breed was an American Bully XL, a legal breed in conjunction with the current legislation.
Posting to Twitter, they wrote: "Tests have confirmed that the dog involved in the tragic death of 17-month-old Bella Rae-Birch in St Helens on Monday was an American Bully XL, a legal breed not subject to any prohibitions under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991."
Currently, the only dogs banned are the Pitbull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro.
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