Boy, 2, critically injured after dog attack in Worcestershire

28 March 2022, 17:25

West Mercia Police said the boy was in a critical condition in hospital
West Mercia Police said the boy was in a critical condition in hospital. Picture: Alamy

By Daisy Stephens

A little boy is in a critical condition after being injured by dogs.

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West Mercia Police said the two-year-old boy was involved in an incident at an address in Egdon, Worcestershire on Monday.

The force said the youngster's family attempted to take him to hospital themselves, but stopped at Worcester Countryside Centre on the advice of the ambulance service.

He was taken from there to Worcestershire Royal Hospital by ambulance, where he remains in a critical condition, police added.

Chief Inspector Fergus Green said: "This is an incredibly sad incident and our thoughts are with the young child and his family.

"I'd like to offer reassurance that the dogs involved have now been secured and removed from the property in Egdon, and therefore pose no risk to the public.

"A police presence will remain in place at both Worcester Countryside Centre and the address in Egdon for some time.

"Investigations are ongoing into the circumstances of the incident.

"We do not believe the dogs to be breeds banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

"We will provide further updates on the case as soon as we are able to."