Ava-Jayne Corless: Blackburn dog death baby's mother bailed

Emily Street, Blackburn The baby died at Royal Blackburn Hospital after she was mauled by a pet dog in Emily Street, Blackburn

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A woman and her boyfriend have been released on police bail after her baby girl was killed by a "pit bull terrier-type" dog in Lancashire.

Eleven-month-old Ava-Jayne Marie Corless was mauled by the dog as she slept upstairs in a bed in Emily Street, Blackburn, on Monday night.

She died at Royal Blackburn Hospital. The dog has been destroyed.

Chloe King, 20, and Lee Wright, 26, were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and child neglect.

They have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Ms King and Mr Wright, who is not the child's father, were downstairs when Ava-Jayne was attacked.

Ava-Jayne was not at her home address but lived nearby.

Lancashire Police have confirmed the dog was a "pit bull terrier-type dog prohibited under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991".

A post-mortem examination is due to take place to find out the exact cause of Ava-Jayne's death.

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