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Toddler mauled to death by Pitbulls

Two Pitbulls had to be euthanised by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) after they were accused of attacking and killing a neighbours’ three-year-old in Kirkwood, yesterday (August 5).

Charl Baartman was in the Pitbull owner’s yard in Aqua Park when the two pit bulls attacked him. The child was rushed to the nearest hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

“At this stage, the details are sketchy. We have opened an inquest docket for further investigation. If anyone has information that could assist, please contact the investigating officer, Morné Van Tonder on 082 441 7738,” said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

Nkohli was unable to comment on the details concerning the whereabouts of the Baartmans during this incident. Police investigation continues. This is a developing story.


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