A baby has tragically died after being bitten by a pet dog at a home in Coventry.

Police were called to a property at Shorncliffe Road shortly after 3pm on Sunday. Together with ambulance colleagues, they arrived within minutes.

A seven-month-old baby girl had received serious injuries to her head after being bitten by the family’s dog inside the home.

She received treatment at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to hospital for further treatment.

Tragically, she died a short time later. Our thoughts remain with her family at this devastating time.

The pet dog, which isn’t classed as a dangerous breed, was removed from the home on Sunday and humanely destroyed. 

Police are in the early stages of the investigation and enquiries are continuing.

Anyone with any information should contact Police via live chat on the website or by calling 101 quoting log 2407 of 16 June.