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Four-month-old Archie was savagely killed when a family dog pulled him from his mother’s arms in a terrifying attack which also left his older brother with serious injuries, an inquest heard today. 

 

Archie Darby was visiting family with his mum, Jade, and older brother, 22-month-old Daniel, last Thursday, when a Staffordshire Bullterrier-type dog attacked him in a family home in Colchester, Essex.

 

 

According to today’s inquest into the tragic incident, an ambulance was called and CPR was performed but sadly Archie passed away. A post-mortem found little Archie had died from severe head injuries consistent with a dog attack.

 

"Archie Darby was a four-month-old baby being held in his mother's arms when he was taken out of her arms by the family dog and attacked,” Coroner's officer David Dinnell said, according to the Mirror.

 

 

It is not believed the owner of the dog, PC Clare Ferdinand - a serving police officer, will face charges as the breed is not banned and the incident happened in a domestic home.

 

 

The inquest has been adjourned until a full hearing on December 5th.

 

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family; if you are in a position to help, click here

 

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