Lawson Bond, age two, suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest following an attack in Egdon, Worcestershire on Monday, March 28, before he died two days later in hospital
A toddler who died following a dog attack in a village has been named.
Lawson Bond, age two, suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest following an attack in Egdon, Worcestershire on Monday, March 28.
His family began to drive him to hospital but were told to stop at Worcester Woods Country Park on the advice of the ambulance service.
Lawson was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital by ambulance before being transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he died on Wednesday March 30.
A date has now been set for a pre-inquest review, which will take place at Worcestershire Coroner’s Court in Stourport on Wednesday, August 31.
Emotional tributes have been paid to Lawson in the days and weeks following his death.
Sue Hemming, of Worcester, said: “Huge high five, beautiful Lawson, you are so loved by so many, fly high little man. Sue & Felix.”
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Donna George, of Worcester, said: “RIP Little man fly high with the angels. You will be sadly missed by all your family and friends.”
Malgorzata Jankowiak of Malvern said: “Sleep easy little Angel, our thoughts are with the family. Sending love.”
“RIP little man, such a shame.
“Thinking about the family at this sad time,” said Jodie Peglar, of Worcester.
Superintendent Rebecca Love, local policing commander for South Worcestershire, confirmed Lawson’s death in a press conference outside Worcester Police Station on Wednesday, March 30.
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She added: “This is a truly tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.
“An investigation continues, and I would ask for your respect for the family’s privacy at this very distressing time.”
Three rottweilers that were removed from the property following the attack were housed securely by West Mercia Police for a number of weeks before being put down.
A spokesperson for West Mercia Police, speaking on Tuesday, April 19, said: “I can confirm that the three dogs which were seized as part of the investigation into the dog attack in Egdon have now been put to sleep.
“Other than that there are no updates at the moment.
“There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.”