A boy has died after being bitten by a dog in Essex.
A 29-year-old woman from Halstead has been arrested on suspicon of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control.
Essex Police have given us this statement:
“A woman has been arrested following an incident where a child was bitten by a dog in a property in Parker Way in Halstead at around 5.40pm on Thursday August 18.
“The boy, who is aged 3, was taken to hospital where he sadly died from his injuries.
“A 29-year-old woman from Halstead has been arrested for allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control injuring a person. She remains in police custody.
“The dog has been seized by police and placed in kennels. The breed of the dog has yet to be established.”