Three-month-old baby girl mauled to death by husky in beauty spots car park

A three-month-old baby girl has died following a suspected dog attack at a leafy beauty spot on Sunday (March 6).

Two people – a 40-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man – were arrested after the horror incident near Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, suspected of being in charge of what is believed to be husky.

Police have now said that the two detainees have been released.

Lincolnshire Police issued a statement today that read: “Two people arrested following the death of a baby girl have been released under investigation.

“Our inquiries into the tragic case are continuing, but we can now say that we believe the three-month-old girl, who will not be named, died after sustaining injuries from an attack by a dog.

“The incident happened in the car park area of Ostler’s Plantation near Woodhall Spa.

“We believe the breed to be a husky dog, and the animal is currently in isolation in kennels while forensic examinations are carried out.

“This remains a live investigation, and we are continuing to determine the circumstances which led to the baby girl’s death, and ask people not to speculate while we make those inquiries.”

The young girl's death was reported to police by East Midlands Ambulance Service at around 11.13pm.

The paramedics arrived at Ostler's Plantation off Kirkby Lane shortly after 11pm.

Speaking on Monday, Chief Superintendent Andy Cox said: “This is an exceptionally sad incident, and one that we know will impact the local community, or indeed anyone hearing about it.

“There may be a temptation to speculate about what happened while people attempt to understand this tragedy, and we’d ask people to avoid doing so, particularly on social media where facts can become distorted.

“We will do everything we can to establish what has happened, and we’d like to thank everyone for their support.”

Following changes to the law in April 2017 suspects can only be released on bail for a maximum of 28 days.

This means that many people suspected of a criminal offence are instead released under investigation as the police continue to gather information – and no bail conditions can be imposed.

People can be interviewed under caution but there are not yet enough sufficient grounds to charge someone.

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