Cambridgeshire

Five-week-old baby boy dies after Yaxley dog attack

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Image caption Reuben McNulty was just two weeks old when he was attacked by two dogs

A five-week-old baby boy has died after he was attacked by two dogs.

Reuben McNulty was just two weeks old when he was attacked at a property in Wykes Road, Yaxley, near Peterborough, on 18 November.

He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with "life-threatening" head injuries before being transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where he died on Thursday.

Two Staffordshire bull terriers were seized and have been destroyed.

Reuben's parents, Daniel McNulty and Amy Litchfield, are believed to have been questioned by police.

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Image caption Reuben's parents Daniel McNulty and Amy Litchfield were interviewed by investigating officers

A 28-year-old woman and a man, aged 31, from Yaxley, were arrested on suspicion of child neglect at the time of the attack, and have been released while investigations continue, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Officers said Reuben's death was not being treated as suspicious.

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Image caption Two Staffordshire bull terriers were taken away from the property by police following the attack in November
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Image caption The baby was attacked at a property in Wykes Road, Yaxley, near Peterborough, in the early hours of 18 November

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