The three-year-old boy who died after being attacked by a dog in Rochdale suffered a cardiac arrest, the coroner was told.
Daniel John Twigg was reportedly mauled on Sunday (May 15) outside a property on Carr Lane in Milnrow.
A 48-year-old man was later arrested in connection with the incident under the Dangerous Dogs Act and has now been released on bail.
Daniel, who was described as a "happy little boy who was loved by all who knew him", was rushed to a nearby hospital where he tragically died.
At a pre-inquest hearing today (May 20) more details emerged, including that Daniel suffered head and neck injuries.
It was also revealed at Rochdale Coroners' Court that a "significant" investigation by Greater Manchester Police (GMP) led to the seizure of 10 dogs.
Police coroners' officer Tracy Bunn told the court that the boy's father, 40-year-old Mark Anthony Twigg, is a gardener and his mother, 34-year-old Joanne Tracie Bedford, a "homemaker".
She confirmed that police were called to Carr Farm at 3.22pm after a report of a dog attack where a child was left "unconscious and not breathing".
Daniel was "in cardiac arrest" and was taken to a children's hospital, the court was told.
The officer said: "He sadly passed away later that day."
A police investigation was said to be ongoing, led by Det Chf Insp Gina Brennand of the Major Incident Team of GMP.
The court heard how a Cane Corso dog was destroyed at the scene, and that none of the 10 dogs seized were banned breeds.
It was also said that a post mortem was carried out on Daniel. The provisional conclusion was that he'd died of head and neck injuries caused by a dog attack, the court heard.
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GMP has referred itself to the Independent Officer for Police Conduct because of "previous contact".
Rochdale Children's Services may also carry out a safeguarding review, the court heard.
Senior North Manchester Coroner Joanne Kearsley said: "At this stage there remains a criminal investigation and I'm not going to set a date for the final inquest."
A further pre-inquest review has been scheduled for September 1 this year.
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