A dog has been humanely destroyed and several others seized after a three-year-old boy was killed in a dog attack on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to Carr Lane, Milnrow at around 1.15pm on May 15.

The boy was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Now Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has confirmed the boy was outdoors with a number of dogs before being found with serious injuries.

Enquiries in relation to the dogs are ongoing.

GMP also confirmed that one of the dogs has been humanely destroyed following the incident.

GMP assistant chief constable Scott Green said: "Our thoughts, of course, remain with the loved ones of the young boy who so sadly died following yesterday’s incident.

"Specially trained officers have been deployed to support them.

"A thorough investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and review other incidents of note.

"Due to previous contact, GMP’s Professional Standards Branch is making a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct."

There is an understanding that a previous incident on Carr Lane involving a dog took place in June 2021.

GMP confirmed in a statement: "At around 10.50pm on Friday, April 9 2021, we received a report that at around 6pm a 17-year-old girl had been bitten by a dog on Carr Lane, Milnrow."

A 48-year-old man was arrested and released facing no further action.

Anyone with information should share it via 0161 856 7386 or gmp.police.uk. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.