A baby boy has died and another child is seriously injured after a dog attack in Colchester, Essex, according to a BBC report.
The dog attacked three people including the two young children, the surviving child was left with “life-changing injuries”, Essex Police said.
Officers were called to the junction of Tara Close and Harwich Road at 15:10 BST on Thursday following reports someone had been bitten by a dog.
Police said the animal involved had been “recovered”.
A woman was also taken to hospital with minor injuries after being bitten.
Ch Insp Elliot Judge said: “This is a tragic incident that Essex Police is investigating. Specially trained officers are providing support to the family at this difficult time.”
Speaking after the incident on Thursday afternoon, one neighbour, who wanted to be known only as Rachel, said: “It’s quite scary especially when it’s on your doorstep.
“I feel really sorry and my heart goes out to the people involved in it.”