A child has died and two other people have been injured after they were bitten by a dog at a property in Colchester.
Police were called by the ambulance service to address in Harwich Road at around 3.10pm yesterday (Thursday, October 13).
Three people were found injured and were all taken to hospital for treatment.
A baby boy was pronounced dead.
Another young child, also a boy, is being treated for serious injuries which have been described as life-changing.
A woman has been treated for minor injuries.
Chief Inspector Elliot Judge told Radio Essex: “This is a tragic incident that Essex Police is investigating.
“Specially trained officers are providing support to the family at this difficult time.
“We will not be making any further statement at this time and would ask the media to respect the family’s privacy”.
The dog has been removed from the property by Essex Police.