Baby girl dies after being bitten by family dog at Coventry home

The seven-month-old was mauled to death inside her home on Shorncliffe Road, Coventry, on Sunday  (Google Images)
The seven-month-old was mauled to death inside her home on Shorncliffe Road, Coventry, on Sunday (Google Images)

A seven-month-old girl has been mauled to death by her family dog at her Coventry home.

She was rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon but passed away after suffering serious head injuries.

The animal, which police say wasn’t classed as a dangerous breed, was humanely destroyed.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “A baby has tragically died after being bitten by a pet dog at a home in Coventry.

“We were called to a property at Shorncliffe Road shortly after 3pm on Sunday. Together with our ambulance colleagues we arrived within minutes.

“A seven-month-old baby girl had received serious injuries to her head after being bitten by the family’s dog inside the home.

“She received treatment at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to hospital for further treatment. Tragically, she died a short time later. Our thoughts remain with her family at this devastating time.”

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 quoting log 2407 of 16 June.