Boy, two, fighting for life after he was savaged by ‘two rottweilers’ at country cottage

A TODDLER is fighting for life after being mauled by dogs at a home in Worcestershire.

The two-year-old was savaged in Egdon before his family rushed to take him to hospital themselves.

The two-year-old was horrifically mauled at the home in Egdon, WorcestershireCredit: SnapperSK

They stopped at Worcester Countryside Centre on the advice of the ambulance service.

He was then transported by paramedics to Worcestershire Royal Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Neighbours said the family own at least two rottweilers.

A local said: “I saw loads of police outside the property this morning.

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“I don’t know what happened but it looks serious.”

A local dog walker said: “I didn’t see it but a friend told me about it.

“I’ve seen the owners of the white cottage before, they have rottweilers.

“You can hear them barking from the fields. I used to see them walking the dogs, one time they got out onto the main road.

“It’s all secluded so you don’t really see anyone, everyone is kind of hidden away.

“I walk my dog here a lot because of the route and you can hear the dogs barking, lots of barks.

“I hope the little kid is all right, as that’s all that matters.”

West Mercia Police confirmed the dogs have been removed from the property while the investigation continues.

They said they are not believed to be banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

Chief Inspector Fergus Green, said “This is an incredibly sad incident and our thoughts are with the young child and his family.

“I’d like to offer reassurance that the dogs involved have now been secured and removed from the property in Egdon, and therefore pose no risk to the public.

“A police presence will remain in place at both Worcester Countryside Centre and the address in Egdon for some time.

“Investigations are ongoing in to the circumstances of the incident.

“We will provide further updates on the case as soon as we are able to.”

‘DEVASTATING’ DEATHS

The vicious attack comes after a 17-month-old tot was killed in St Helens, Merseyside, by an “out-of-control” bull-terrier last Monday.

Emergency services rushed the toddler to hospital where she sadly died of her horrific injuries.

Her family are said to be “devastated” by her death and had only purchased the dog just a week ago, police announced.

Another tot was attacked on last night at around 11.13pm in Woodhall Spa’s Ostler’s Plantation, Lincs.

Three-month-old Kyra Leanne King was mauled to death during an outing with her parents in the woods and their pet huskies.

A 40-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog which was out of control have been released under investigation.

They stopped at Worcester Countryside Centre on the advice of the ambulance service

They stopped at Worcester Countryside Centre on the advice of the ambulance serviceCredit: SnapperSK

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