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Friday 20 September 2019

Family dog suspected as boy found dead in pool of blood

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David Young

Police are investigating if an 11-year-old boy found dead with cuts to his head was attacked by the family dog.

Ambulance crews raced to the scene in Queen's Park, Glengormley, Co Antrim, yesterday just after noon, where they found young Ryan Busa covered in blood with lacerations to his face.

He was rushed to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, but his life could not be saved.

An attack by the family dog - a large Alsatian - is one line of enquiry being investigated by police.

The Lithuanian family-of-three - a father and two young sons - had lived in the terraced property for around a year.

Police later confirmed they had launched an investigation into the youngster's death.

No official cause of death has been confirmed by the authorities and a post mortem is to be carried out.

Newtownabbey SDLP councillor Noreen McClelland, who was at the scene, said: "It is just horrible, a terrible tragedy."

Irish Independent

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