5-7 days-aged boy mauled to death by dog on NSW Central Coastline

Police say a pet dog that mauled a new child little one to loss of life in a horrific attack on the NSW Central Coast had also attacked a neighbour’s doggy 4 weeks ago.

A five-7 days-previous boy was killed by the family’s pet American Staffordshire terrier in the early hrs of Sunday at Kariong, west of Gosford.

District Commander Detective Superintendent Darryl Jobson of the Gosford-based Brisbane Water Police said the incident was “a matter of tragic proportions” and the boy’s shocked mom had been taken to healthcare facility by ambulance.

The boy’s distressed mother and father were being today being comforted by family users and police said out of respect for them they would not be revealing details of the genuine attack.

Police say the breed of canine was an American Staffordshire terrier. (

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“Our ideas are certainly with the mom and dad, the household, buddies and also the very first responders included in this incident,” Superintendent Jobson reported.

He stated emergency products and services responded to “studies of a little one being mauled by a pet” about 2:18am.

Superintendent Jobson mentioned law enforcement attended the incident and performed CPR on the baby.

Paramedics assisted a short time later, but the new child could not be revived and died at the scene. 

Prior assault on neighbour’s doggy

Superintendent Jobson stated the puppy, a registered American Staffordshire, had been included in a separate incident about 4 weeks in the past.

“That was a individual incident but that will also kind portion of our investigation,” he claimed.

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Superintendent Darryl Jobson claims first responders to the scene will obtain counselling. (

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The incident has rocked the regional community. Coen Moncelet, who life on the road, begun choking up as he described the incident as surprising.

“I am feeling for them a large amount … I’ve obtained toddlers myself,” he stated.

“It would just be terrible to have to go via that, wouldn’t be good at all.”   

Nearby resident Trudy Adamson said she was heartbroken.

“It really is devastating. I you should not know what to say,” she reported

“If they require us, we are very well and certainly in this article to help.”

To start with responders ‘shaken’

Superintendent Jobson mentioned incidents this kind of as these also took a significant toll on first responders and they would receive counselling and support.

“Our law enforcement did carry out first-help upon arrival – they did their finest in the conditions and they are no doubt shaken by the incident.

“Anything at all to do with children of any style, particularly of this character, is absolutely traumatic.”

He said they had been the form of work “we never want to go to, but sadly they do come about from time to time”.

“As a commander, it is not the style of call you want to receive in the center of the night.”

A report will be well prepared for the coroner.