A man and woman from Radcliffe have been charged after the death of a three-year-old boy who died after being attacked by a dog in Rochdale.

Daniel Twigg was attacked by a dangerous dog on Tunshill Lane in Milnrow on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

He later died as a result of his injuries.

Mark Twigg, 42, and Joanne Bedford, 36, both of King Street, Radcliffe, have now been charged with gross negligence manslaughter.

Greater Manchester Police said they have been ordered to attend Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court for a hearing on Wednesday, July 31.

Following Daniel's death, his family released a statement paying tribute to him.

It said: "Daniel was a happy, kind and caring little boy who was loved by all who knew him.

"He loved Paw Patrol and playing with his brother and sister, he also loved being around animals - especially his pony, Splash.

"He brought us many laughs and was a comical character. 

"He was brave, intelligent and full of many characteristics.

"Daniel loved being with his whole family and will be missed by all.

"On behalf of our family, we ask people to respect our privacy."