Neighbour’s pitbulls allegedly kills Eastern Cape toddler



Two dogs kill 3-year-old



A 3-year-old toddler has died after his neighbour’s dogs attacked him.

The two pitbulls allegedly attacked him in Kirkwood in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday.

The police said the three-year-old Charl Baartman was in the neighbour’s yard in Aqua Park at around 12:20 when the two pitbulls pounced on him.

The boy died in the hospital as a result of the injuries

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli said “he was rushed to the nearest hospital where he succumbed to his injuries”,

However, Nkohli could not provide more information on this incident.

The dogs have been taken to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to pass through the process of euthanasia.

Nkohli said police opened an inquest docket for further investigation.

Anyone who has information can contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Morné van Tonder, at 082 441 7738. The information can also be supplied via Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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