Three-month-old baby girl killed in dog attack at home in Waterford

Three-month-old baby girl killed in dog attack at home in Waterford

A BABY girl has been killed after she was attacked by a dog at her home in Waterford.

The child, aged just three months, passed away after sustaining serious injuries in the attack.

According to Gardaí, the baby girl was attacked in the bedroom of her home in Clashmore, County Waterford, in the early hours of the morning.

Paramedics were called to the scene and treated the baby at home before transporting her to hospital via ambulance, but tragically the infant, who was born in February, was pronounced dead just after 3.15am.

An Garda Síochána are investigating the horrific incident, and the scene has been preserved pending a Garda Technical Bureau technical examination.

The baby girl will undergo a post-mortem at Cork University Hospital, and a file will be sent to the Coroners' Court with an inquest expected to be held in the coming months.

In a statement, Gardaí from Dungarven said they are investigating "all the circumstances" into her death.

"A female infant, aged 3 months, was fatally injured by a dog at a residence in Clashmore, Co.Waterford in the early hours of this morning, 7th June 2021.

“Gardaí and paramedics treated the infant at the scene until she was taken to Cork University Hospital. She was pronounced deceased a short time later."

“An Garda Síochána are appealing to the media and public to respect the privacy of the family at this time.”