Thursday, October 13, 2016

COLCHESTER ENGLAND - A BABY BOY DIES AND HIS BROTHER IS SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER THEY WERE ATTACKED BY A STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER POSSIBLY CROSSED WITH A LARGE BULLY BREED


Archie Joe Darby, left, and Daniel-Jay, right, were attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier at their home. Four month old Archie, was killed and Daniel suffered life changing injuries

A photo taken from Clare Ferdinand's Facebook page showing a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, the breed responsible in the attack according to police 

LATEST WITH PICTURE OF DOG:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3839405/Staffordshire-bull-terrier-killed-baby-mauled-brother-mother-moved-policewoman-sister-s-house.html


The parents of two young brothers mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier at their home in Essex today have paid tribute to the two youngsters.  The dog killed four-month-old Archie Joe Darby and left his elder brother Daniel Jay with life changing injuries following this afternoon's attacks.

In a statement, the boys' mother Jade Rogers and her partner said: 'Our beautiful sons Archie Joe Darby and Daniel-Jay Darby are so, so loved by us all and were such happy little loveable boys.'  The statement continued: 'It doesn’t seem real that our little Archie Bum has gone to heaven and our little Daniel is in intensive care because of a tragic, tragic incident involving a dog attack.

'We have lost our gorgeous little four –month-old baby and our beautiful 22-month-old boy is currently being treated for his injuries.  'Heaven has gained a beautiful little angel and he will be greatly missed by us all and our other little soldier is still fighting strong.' 


The dog, which has since been put down, was owned by a serving police officer. 
It is not known whether PC Clare Ferdinand, 31, was at the address at the the time the dog - believed to a Staffordshire bull terrier - attacked two children and a woman.

Essex Police refused to confirm that Mrs Ferdinand is employed by them though friends of the victims' family insisted she was.  A close family member, speaking from a house in Hornchurch, Essex, refused to comment on the dog attack. 

 He was too distressed to talk about the matter but a dog could be heard barking inside the property. 
The horror unfolded at a home in Colchester, Essex, with the young boys' mother also being savaged by the dog.
All three with rushed to hospital shortly after yesterday's attack, and it is reported the mother was in the bath at the time.
The dog has since been put down with the owner's consent, police said, while the house is currently taped off as an investigation into the violent death begins.

PC Clare Ferdinand, right, who owned the dog, pictured with her husband John, consented for the Staffordshire bull terrier to be destroyed following Thursday's tragic attack in Colchester
John Ferdinand, 36, who owns the property and is the husband of PC Ferdinand, said: 'There's no chance [of us commenting] at the moment. We will get in touch when we want to.'

It's not yet clear whether the couple are related to the victims of Thursday's dog attack but it is thought that they have two young children.

Chief Inspector Elliot Judge said: 'This is a tragic incident where a young child has lost his life.


He was too distressed to talk about the matter but a dog could be heard barking inside the property. 
The horror unfolded at a home in Colchester, Essex, with the young boys' mother also being savaged by the dog.
All three with rushed to hospital shortly after yesterday's attack, and it is reported the mother was in the bath at the time. 

The dog has since been put down with the owner's consent, police said, while the house is currently taped off as an investigation into the violent death begins.


'We can confirm  the incident took place inside a house  on Harwich Road, the dog has been destroyed, and no-one has been arrested.

'An investigation to establish the facts surrounding what happened is on-going.
'This is obviously a very difficult time for the family, who are being supported by specially trained officers.'

Officers confirmed that the mother had been injured in the attack and had been discharged from hospital.

A post-mortem examination on the body of the four-month old baby is expected to take place late next week, while an autopsy of the dog is scheduled for this evening.

One neighbour witnessed a young boy in the ambulance after the attack took place. He said: 'I was walking past and I saw a young boy sat up in the ambulance.

'His face was covered in blood - it was shocking to see. He was in a bad way the poor little lad.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3837711/Baby-boy-dies-child-seriously-injured-attacked-dog.html


UPDATE: http://metro.co.uk/2016/10/14/baby-killed-and-another-child-seriously-injured-in-dog-attack-6191432/


UPDATE:  http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/baby_boy_four_months_dies_and_his_22_month_old_brother_is_being_treated_for_life_changing_injuries_after_tragic_colchester_dog_attack_1_4735407

“The dog was taken out of the property at 4.30pm. It was on a pole lead. IT WASN'T A NORMAL STAFFIE.  IT WAS A LOT MORE CHUNKY -   PROBABLY A STAFFORDSHIRE CROSS OR SOME KIND OF BULLDOG BREED. 


A photograph from this morning shows police tape sealing off the home where the savage attack took place as an investigation into the violent death begins



A BABY is fighting for its life after being attacked by a dog. 
A young child has suffered serious, life-changing injuries.
It is understood an adult was also injured in the attack and is also in hospital.
All three are being treated at Colchester General Hospital. 
The attack occured shortly after 3pm yesterday afternoon at the junction of Harwich Road and Tara Close, in Colchester. 
Onlookers say up to six police cars, including a dog unit vehicle, were called to the scene, alongside paramedics. It is believed the dog was a STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER type dog.
An East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said: "We received a call at 3.08pm to reports of a serious incident in Colchester.
"We dispatched three ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer, and an air ambulance from the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust.
"At the scene two young children were treated by crews, one for life-threatening injuries, and the other for life-changing injuries.
"Both have been taken Colchester General Hospital via land ambulance in serious conditions.”
Passing schoolchildren are said to have witnessed the aftermath of the incident.
An Essex Police spokesman added: "We were called to an address in Harwich Road at around 3.10pm today to reports of someone being bitten by a dog.
"Officers attended.
"Three people have been injured and taken to hospital for treatment.
"The dog has been recovered by police."


3 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

Just another nanny dog doing its job.

Farmer Jane said...

If you look at Four Legged Friends (and Enemies) it looks like the baby died. Pretty sure it's the same story. Also, the dog was owned by a Police woman.

Anonymous said...

One of the children has died. :(