A baby boy has been killed and another child seriously injured after they were attacked by a dog in Colchester.
Emergency services were called to an address near the junction of Tara Close and Harwich Road at around 3:10pm on Thursday.
The dog attacked three people including the two children.
The wounded boy is being treated for injuries which have been described as "life-changing" and a woman has also been treated for minor injuries.
The dog has been removed from the property by Essex Police and an investigation into the incident is taking place.
Chief Inspector Elliot Judge said: "This is a tragic incident that Essex Police is investigating.
"Specially trained officers are providing support to the family at this difficult time.
"We will not be making any further statement at this time and would ask the media to respect the family’s privacy”.Reuse content