A 12-day-old infant faced an untimely and tragic death after being attacked by a dog. The incident occurred in Doncaster, where the baby boy and his parents live.
According to South Yorkshire police, the crossbreed dog had already been removed from the family home. The grisly attack occurred in the family’s home in Welfare road, Woodlands at around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The dog just snapped and attacked Baby Elon. As of now, police officers are still investigating if the dog had been provoked and are trying to determine what could have triggered it to maul the baby. By the time the parents were able to take the dog off their baby, it was already too late.
Police were immediately summoned to the area and the 12-day-old baby was rushed to the hospital. According to witnesses, the baby was filled with wounds all over his face. He suffered serious injuries from the incident.
“On arrival at the property, emergency services discovered a 12-day-old baby boy had been bitten by a dog and suffered serious injuries. The child was taken to the hospital, but sadly died a short time later,” stated in the police report obtained by The Guardian.Police are holding the parents responsible for this incident. Baby Elon’s mother, Abigail Ellis, 27, and his dad, Stephen Joynes, 35, were arrested shortly after the incident. According to the police statement, the couple was suspected of gross negligence manslaughter.
“A 35-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter. They have now been bailed while inquiries continue. The dog has been removed from the address.”
A neighbor interviewed by the Daily Record UK claimed that Abigail was a great mother to her children. This incident came as a shock to their peaceful neighborhood, especially since Abigail and Stephen were truly excited for the birth of their son.
“Abi was a great mom, they never had much money but those kids never went without. I knew she was pregnant again but I didn’t know she had the baby until I heard all the commotion on Sunday evening and found out that he had tragically died.
It really affected her, they were so happy together and so close. It is such a tragedy.”