Baby Death 'Accidental', Inquest Rules

An inquest investigating the death of a baby girl killed by family-owned rottweilers has said that it was "accidental".

Cadey-Lee Deacon was mauled to death by the two rottweilers that were being used to guard the child's home, part of the 'Rocket' pub in New Parks, Leicester last September.

The baby was rushed to hospital, but died a short time later.

The post mortem concluded that Cadey-Lee died from dog bites to her head, chest and abdomen.

It is reported that the five-month-old girl was taken from a Moses basket in her mother's bedroom by the family dogs.

Cadey-Lee's mother Amy Burchell and her partner Lee Burchell had been preparing to move house and the fire escape door had been left ajar for about 15 minutes as boxes were being moved.

The dogs, Bruno and Bess belonged to Mr Burchell's mother Lesley Burchell, who is also the pub licensee.

Ms Burchell described the loss as the "most tragic" she could ever face.

The dogs have been destroyed.


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