Baby attacked by dog in Yaxley remains in critical condition five days on

A baby attacked by a dog in Yaxley remains in a critical condition five days after he was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 10:57 am
Updated Friday, 23rd November 2018, 12:02 pm

The boy, said to be aged less than a month old, is in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge after being attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog at his home in Wykes Road.

Police were called out at 1.47am on Sunday morning and have arrested the boy’s parents - named locally as Dan McNulty (31) and Amy Litchfield (28) - on suspicion of child neglect.

They have been bailed until December 15.

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Police in Wykes Road, Yaxley

The baby was attacked by one of two dogs understood to be owned by his parents.

A police spokeswoman confirmed today (Friday, November 23) that the baby’s condition has not changed and that he remains in a critical condition.

On Tuesday, Amy’s dad Paul Litchfield visited the couple’s home where the attack happened.

He said the baby boy had been injured in a freak accident and that both Amy and Dan were good parents.

A police spokesman said on Monday two Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been taken from the property and are in police kennels.