14-day-old baby mauled to death by family dog in England

Amy Litchfield and Dan McNulty

Amy Litchfield and Dan McNulty


A 14-days-old baby identified as Reuben McNulty has being mauled to death by a family dog in Yaxley, Cambs in England.

According to the report, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier mauled the baby after his mum fell asleep on the sofa and his dad went outside for a cigarette.

It was said to have bitten his head up to 23 times, resulting in his death three weeks later.

Meanwhile , Mirror UK said that both parents identified as Amy Litchfield and Dan McNulty had been previously warned by social workers not to leave their son, Reuben, unsupervised and alone with their two staffies.

But 31-year-old Amy was in a deep slumber next to Reuben, who also slept in a teddy bear bed on the sofa, and Dan had gone outside for a cigarette when the tot was savaged by one of the dogs at the family home in Yaxley, Cambs.

An inquest on Tuesday, January 11 heard that neither Reuben nor the dogs were being directly supervised at the time of the attack just before 2am on November 18, 2018.

Neither of the child's parents attended the hearing today.

The coroner heard that Dan returned inside to find Reuben and the white dog - called Dottie and aged around 6 - covered in blood, while Amy was still asleep.

Dan immediately called 999, telling the operator: "I think the f****** dog's attacked him. My partner was asleep, I just heard crying.

"He's just bleeding, you know? I was like what the f***?"

When paramedics arrived, Daniel and Amy refused to hold Reuben, the inquest heard.

The baby was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he was found to have suffered severe brain, spinal and skull injuries.

Reuben died at the same hospital on December 13 - three days after life support was removed.

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