Lexi Branson
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Lexi Branson dog death: Police will carry out 'thorough investigation'

Police have described the death of a four-year-old girl who was mauled by her pet dog as a "really tragic incident".

Det Supt David Sandall from Leicestershire police explained the circumstances which led to Lexi Branson's mother stabbing the bulldog with a kitchen knife at their flat in Mountsorrel.

He said: "I don't think words can really explain what [the family] must be going through at this moment."

He confirmed that police would be carrying out a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack.

  • 06 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
Go to next video: School 'devastated and saddened'