Elon, who was just 12-days-old, was mauled to death by the dog in Doncaster. Ambulance crews rushed to the scene but the baby boy could not be saved. South Yorkshire Police rushed to property in the village of Woodlands on Sunday.Parents Abigail Ellis, 27, and her finance Stephen Joynes, 35, were both arrested.
Newborn baby, 12-days-old, was killed by family’s dog
An innocent baby boy ‘mauled to death’ by his family’s crossbreed dog was pictured in his mother’s arms just days earlier in a heartbreaking picture.
Tiny newborn Elon was just 12 days old when he was attacked on Sunday at his £100,000 home in the village of Woodlands, Doncaster.
Ambulance crews took him to hospital for treatment but he could not be saved despite doctors’ best efforts.
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His mother Abigail Ellis, 27, and her fiancé Stephen Joynes, 35, were later arrested by officers probing the tragic death.
Liverpool FC fan Joynes is the father of Elon, but not Ellis’s older three children.
Both were detained on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter and have now been bailed, pending further inquiries.
The dog – whose breeding mix has not been revealed – has been taken by South Yorkshire Police and it is believed it will be destroyed.
Neighbours said today Ellis had now suffered a double heartbreak after her long-term partner died around 18 months ago.
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Since then, she had struggled to come to terms with her loss, but was ‘overjoyed’ to be have been expecting a new baby.
One friend, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘Abi was a great mum, they never had much money but those kids never went without.
‘Her older children were so well behaved. I knew she was pregnant again but I didn’t know she had the baby until I heard all the commotion on Sunday evening and found out that he had tragically died.’
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