Inquest into death of four-month-old baby savaged by aunt's dog
An inquest is set to hear evidence about the death of a four-month-old baby who was snatched from his mother's arms by the family dog and savaged.
Archie Joe Darby died after he was bitten by the animal at a house in Harwich Road, Colchester, Essex, on October 13.
A post-mortem examination revealed he died of severe head injuries consistent with a dog attack.
His brother Daniel-Jay, who was 22 months old at the time, suffered life-changing injuries, and the boys' mother suffered minor injuries.
The dog, believed to be a Staffordshire bull terrier-type, was owned by Archie's 31-year-old aunt Clare Ferdinand, a serving Essex Police officer.
The dog was put down with her consent.
The inquest is due to be heard at Essex Coroner's Court in Chelmsford.