Three-Year-Old Daniel Twigg Was Tragically Killed In A Dog Attack On Sunday In Rochdale, England
3-year-old Daniel Twigg who was killed in a dog attack on Sunday has been described as a "happy little boy" who loved being around animals. A man is currently in police custody following the incident.
In a tribute to 3-year-old Daniel John Twigg, who was tragically killed on Sunday in a dog attack in Rochdale, England, his family said he "brought us many laughs and was a comical character."
They added: "He was brave, intelligent, and full of many characteristics, "Daniel loved being with his whole family and will be missed by all."
Other relatives also added: "He loved Paw Patrol and playing with his brother and sister, he also loved being around animals - especially his pony, Splash."
In the tribute released on the Greater Manchester Police's Facebook account, they also said he was "loved by all who knew him."
Emergency services attended an address on Carr Lane in Milnrow near Rochdale on Sunday following a report. Daniel was rushed to hospital but unfortunately, he died a short time after.
Police said that a 48-year-old man was arrested after handing himself in and is currently being questioned over the incident.
Authorities have said that 3-year-old Daniel was in an outdoor area surrounding his home with a number of dogs before being found with severe injuries.
Several dogs were seized at the scene, one of which, a cane corso, has been humanely destroyed.
Police said that they were continuing to investigate the death and "reviewing other incidents of note".
Detective Chief Inspector Gina Brennand said: "Though a man is in custody, our investigation is very much ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and ensure any criminal offences in relation to Sunday's incident are identified and prosecutions sought."
"Meanwhile, officers are also reviewing other incidents of note. Due to previous contact, GMP's Professional Standards Branch has referred the incident for review by the Independent Office for Police Conduct."
DCI Brennand requested that the public and media "refrained from speculating whilst we complete our investigation and any subsequent proceedings are concluded."