Family pay tribute to three-year-old Daniel John Twigg

Date published: 17 May 2022

The family of three-year-old Daniel John Twigg who sadly died following a dog attack in Milnrow on Sunday (15 May) have paid tribute to him. 

Daniel's family 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." 

The investigation into Daniel's death is ongoing. Daniel was with a number of dogs in the outdoor area surrounding his home prior to being found with serious injuries. The little boy was taken to hospital but sadly died a short time later.

A 48-year-old man arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 remains in custody for questioning. 

Several dogs have been seized and one Cane Corso, an Italian breed of mastiff, has been humanely destroyed.

Anyone with information should share it via 0161 856 7386 quoting Operation Guernsey or Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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