Tyne & Wear

Reggie Young dog bite death: Dad Ryan Young denies neglect

Reggie Young
Image caption Reggie Young, who was three-weeks-old, died in hospital last year

The father of a three-week old baby boy who died after being bitten by a pet dog has denied child neglect.

Reggie Young was attacked at his home in Falkland Road, Sunderland, on 20 June last year and died in hospital.

Ryan Young, 30, of the same address, also denied assault and being in charge of a dangerous dog at Sunderland Magistrates' Court.

He was granted bail and will next appear at Newcastle Crown Court on 18 February.

The small terrier-type dog involved in the attack has since been destroyed.

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Image caption Ryan Young will next appear in court in February

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