Lexi Branson dog attack: Funeral held in Leicestershire

Lexi Branson funeral procession
Image caption Mourners were asked to wear pink - Lexi's favourite colour

The funeral for a four-year-old girl who was mauled to death by the family dog has taken place.

Lexi Branson died after the attack by the pet Mulan at the family home in Mountsorrel, near Loughborough in Leicestershire, on 5 November. Police said it was a bulldog.

The service was at Holy Trinity Church, in the village of Barrow-upon-Soar - the family's original home.

Image caption Lexi Branson was killed by the dog earlier this month

Mourners were asked to wear pink because it was Lexi's favourite colour.

The Reverend Rob Paddison, who led the service, said it was "a fitting tribute".

"The family is just really trying to do the best they can for a wonderful farewell," he said.

Lexi's mother, Jodi Hudson, stabbed the dog with a kitchen knife during the attack.

Loughborough Coroner's Court heard Lexi was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries but died later.

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