Essex dog attack: young boy dies after bite in Halstead

A young boy has died following a dog bite in Essex

A 29 year old woman is in police custody following the incident (Stock photo)

Friday, August 19, 2016

A young boy has died following a bite from a pet dog in Essex. 

The child was attacked at a home in Halstead, with paramedics attending to him at the scene. He was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries. 

The dog has been placed in police kennels and a 29-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and remains in custody following the incident.

This attack is the latest in a rising tide of incidents, with more than 7000 people being taken to hospital over the course of 2014 to 2015.

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