Two young brothers were mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier at their home in Essex today.
The dog killed four-month-old Archie Joe Darby and left his elder brother Daniel Jay with life changing injuries following this afternoon’s attacks.
In a statement, the boys’ mother Jade Rogers and her partner said:
‘Our beautiful sons Archie Joe Darby and Daniel-Jay Darby are so, so loved by us all and were such happy little loveable boys.’
The horror unfolded at a home in Colchester, Essex, with the young boys’ mother also being savaged by the dog.
Mailonline reports all three with rushed to hospital shortly after yesterday’s attack, and it is reported the mother was in the bath at the time.
The dog has since been put down with the owner’s consent, police said, while the house is currently taped off as an investigation into the violent death begins.