Boy, 3, killed in dog attack named by police as man arrested in Greater Manchester
A three-year-old boy, who was officially identified as Daniel John Twigg, was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.
Investigations established that Daniel was with a number of dogs in an outdoor area surrounding his home before he was discovered with serious injuries, police said.
Police confirmed that several dogs were seized and one Cane Corso was “humanely destroyed”.
A 48-year-old man was arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 after surrendering to police custody.
He remained in custody for questioning on Tuesday, May 17.
Det Chief Insp Gina Brennand, of GMP’s Major Incidents Team, said: ‘I send my condolences to Daniel’s loved ones.
“It’s a heartbreaking time for them, specially trained colleagues are supporting them.”
She added: “Although one man is in custody, our investigation is ongoing to establish all of the circumstances surrounding this incident and to ensure that all criminal offenses relating to Sunday’s incident are identified and prosecutions are pursued. wanted.” During this time, officers are also reviewing other incidents of note. Due to prior contact, GMP’s Professional Standards Branch referred the incident for review by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
“We understand that this incident has had an impact on the community, but we ask members of the public and the media to refrain from speculation while we complete our investigation and any further proceedings are completed.”