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  • 24 November 2012, 3:48

Baby Bitten By Dog Died From Head Injury

A week-old baby who was killed after being bitten by a dog died from a "significant" head injury, it has been confirmed.

Harry Harper died in hospital on Tuesday morning after paramedics were called to a house in Woodside Road in Ketley, near Telford.

He had been with his mother at his grandparents' house when he was attacked by the family-owned Jack Russell and was pronounced dead after being taken to the Princess Royal Hospital.

The dog has since been put down.

A post-mortem examination concluded the cause of death was a significant head injury, West Mercia Police said. At the time, Harry's family said they were "absolutely devastated" by his death.

Superintendent Nav Malik, police commander in Telford, said: "The investigation into this sad incident is ongoing and it is likely to continue for some time."

However, the incident continues to be treated as a tragic accident.

A statement from Harry's relatives following his death said: "As a family we are absolutely devastated by Harry's death and have no words to describe the loss we have suffered."

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