Funeral for Ryan Busa (10) believed killed by family pet dog

 The funeral of Ryan Busa is due to take place tomorrow

THE funeral of a 10 year-old schoolboy who died after suffering "lacerations" at his Co Antrim home is due to take place tomorrow.

The family of Ryan Busa have described him as a "very special boy" and said his death was as a result of a "devastating accident".

It is believed the young boy was attacked by the family dog at his home in Glengormley on Sunday.

Paramedics were called to the scene shortly after midday when Ryan was found covered in blood. He was taken to the Royal Belfast Hospital for treatment, however, his life could not be saved.

It is understood a post mortem was carried out on Monday, but it is believed more forensic tests are due to be carried out.

The funeral of the Ashgrove Primary pupil is due to take place at his home, with the cost being covered by a local funeral directors.

In a message shared on social media, the family said Ryan was "loved by everyone".

"A special thank you to Wrays Funeral Directors who have so kindly taken the burden of the funeral," they said.

"Ryan was a very special boy. Loved by everyone. As his family, it feels impossible to imagine life without him.

"Ryan’s death was a devastating accident and his death has brought a lot of people together.

"RIP wee man. Flying high with the angels."

The schoolboy's father, aged 38, was questioned by police following his death and later released from custody.

Ryan's funeral will be held at Queens Avenue at 1pm followed by burial at Carnmoney Cemetery.

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