Lincolnshire Police have arrested two people after a three-month old baby has died after an incident with a dog.
Lincolnshire Police have said they have arrested two people after a three-month old baby died after an incident with a dog at woodland near Woodhall Spa which is 6 miles south-west of Horncastle, and 23 miles west of Skegness.
According to a spokesman for Lincolnshire Police, a 53-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of being in charge of a dog that was out of control.
The spokesman explained that officers were alerted to the incident in Ostler’s Plantation by East Midlands Ambulance Service at 11.13pm yesterday.
The two people who were arrested are still currently in police custody while police investigate the incident.
Lincolnshire Police‘s Chief Superintendent Andy Cox said: “This is an exceptionally sad incident, and one that we know will impact the local community, or indeed anyone hearing about it.
“There may be a temptation to speculate about what happened while people attempt to understand this tragedy, and we’d ask people to avoid doing so, particularly on social media where facts can become distorted.
“We will do everything we can to establish what has happened, and we’d like to thank everyone for their support.”