Investigation launched after child is left with ‘life-threatening’ injuries in dog attack

Two people were arrested following the incident.

Two people were arrested following the incident. - Credit: Archant

A baby is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked by a dog in Yaxley on Sunday.

Cambridgeshire police were called to an address in Wykes Road at 1.47am on Sunday by the East of England Ambulance Service, with reports of concern for a boy who was in a critical condition.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We were called by the ambulance service to an address in Wykes Road with reports of concern for baby boy who had been attacked by a dog.

“Officers and paramedics attended the scene and the baby was taken to Peterborough City Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, with life-threatening injuries. He remains in a critical condition.”

Police said a man and a woman, both from Yaxley, were arrested on suspicion of child neglect and had been bailed until December 15.

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The spokesman added: “Two dogs, Staffordshire bull terriers, were taken from the property and are in police kennels. Police remain at the scene and an investigation has been launched.”

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer vehicle and the MAGPAS air ambulance were called to an address at Wykes Road Yaxley shortly after 1.40am on Sunday (Nov 18), following reports of an infant bitten by a dog.

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The patient was transported to Peterborough City Hospital by road ambulance with serious head injuries.”

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