Three Rottweilers who mauled boy, two, to death are killed by police as probe continues 2 months ago

Three Rottweilers who mauled boy, two, to death are killed by police as probe continues

The dogs are not a banned breed

Three dogs involved in the death of an unnamed two-year-old have been destroyed, West Mercia Police have now confirmed.

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In an "incredibly sad incident" on March 28, a two-year-old boy was mauled at a property in Egdon, Worcestershire. While he was first treated at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, the boy was later transferred to Birmingham Children's Hospital, where he died on March 3.

At the time, West Mercia Superintendent Rebecca Love confirmed that three dogs had been removed from the property but they did not believe they were "banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act."

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The three Rottweilers involved in the attack have now been humanely destroyed - however the breed is not banned in the UK. Current banned breeds include the Pit bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro.

"I can confirm that the three dogs which were seized as part of the investigation into the dog attack in Egdon have now been put to sleep," a spokesperson from West Mercia Police told Worcester News. "Other than that there are no updates at the moment. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing."

The boy's family will not be making a statement.

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The UK has been faced with a string of violent dog attacks lately - with mother Jodie Griffiths has urged parents to be more cautious after her son was attacked by his "best friend." According to Sky News, two-year-old Romy was attacked by an eight-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross after his father looked away "for a second."

"It fractured his jaw, ripped all of his nose, ripped out three teeth from the root - he had to have hundreds and hundreds of stitches, they lost count of how many," Griffiths told the news outlet. "The damage was really bad on the inside of his nose and they said if the dog had bit down a little bit more his whole nose would have been bitten off."

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She added: "I want to raise awareness and I wouldn't advise anyone with kids having a dog because even if it's an accident it can still happen."

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