Two Bailed After Baby Dies In Dog Attack

The 11-month-old baby who died after being mauled by a pet dog at a house in Lancashire has been named as Ava-Jayne Marie Corless.

The girl died at Royal Blackburn Hospital a short time after the attack on Monday night.

She had been asleep upstairs in a house on Emily Street in Blackburn when she was attacked.

The child's mother, 20-year-old Chloe King, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and child neglect along with her boyfriend, who is not the child's father, 26-year-old Lee Wright.

Police have said that the two have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

It is understood that Ms King and Mr Wright were downstairs in the house when the attack occurred,

The dog, which police say was a pit bull terrier-type dog, was prohibited under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and has since been destroyed.


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