Girl, 4, killed in dog attack in Milton Keynes
A four-year-old girl has been killed in a dog attack in Milton Keynes, police have said.
Cops were called by the ambulance service just after 17:00 GMT on Tuesday to reports of a child being attacked in the back garden of a property in Broadlands in the Netherfield area of the Buckinghamshire city.
Not long after it was confirmed the child had died at the property.
Police have called it a “tragic incident” confirming no arrests have been made and the dog was humanely destroyed.
“I understand how much of an impact this will have on the community and on the wider public, and people can expect to see a large police presence in the area this evening and beyond while our investigation continues,” Supt Matt Bullivant, of Thames Valley Police, said on Tuesday.
“I would like to reassure people that there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the wider public.
“Anyone with concerns should feel free to approach our officers and ask questions, but I urge people not to speculate about the circumstances, especially on social media platforms.”