A 12-day-old baby has been mauled to death by a dog in a suburban road in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
The tot was rushed to hospital on Sunday afternoon but died a short time later.
Police officers had been called to a property in Welfare Road amid reports a dog had attacked the young boy.
South Yorkshire Police confirmed a 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter. Both have been bailed pending further enquiries.
A spokesperson said: "On arrival at the property, emergency services discovered a 12-day-old baby boy had been bitten by a dog and suffered serious injuries.
"The child was taken to hospital, but sadly died a short time later.
"A 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter."
The dog has been removed from the address.
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