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Funeral for girl killed by family dog to take place

Lexi Branson was killed by her family's pet dog earlier this month Credit: ITV News Central

The funeral of a four year-old girl from Leicestershire who was killed by her family's dog is to take place today.

Lexi Branson died after being attacked by the dog in her mother's living room in Mountsorrel.

People attending the funeral have been asked to wear pink as it was her favourite colour.

Lexi's classmates join in fundraising memorial walk

More than 50 former classmates of tragic youngster Lexi Branson, who was killed in a dog attack, are taking part in a fundraising walk this morning.

Lexi had been a pupil at the Caterpillar pre-school, and staff, pupils and parents all took part in today's walk.

She started Christchurch and St Peter's C of E Primary School in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, at the start of this year.

Read: Lexi's headmaster: 'We've lost one of our family'

Walkers set off on fundraising walk for Lexi's funeral

Dozens of people have set off on a fundraising walk to help raise funds for the funeral of tragic youngster Lexi Branson.

Lexi, aged four, died in hospital after being attacked by the family bulldog.

Walkers in Leicestershire today Credit: ITV News Central

People in her home village of Mountsorrel, Leicesteshire, have been rallying around to help pay towards the cost of her funeral.

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Leicestershire youngsters to walk in memory of Lexi

Lexi Hudson, killed in a dog attack Credit: ITV News Central

Pupils at the pre-school attended by a four-year-old girl who was killed by her dog are going to take part in a walk to raise funds for her funeral.

Lexi Branson was attacked by the family's bulldog, Mulan, at her home in Mountsorrel in Leicestershire.

Police carry tributes outside the home in Rowena Court in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, where Lexi Hudson died Credit: PA

Fifty-six children are expected to walk around the village today.

Hundreds of pounds have so far been donated towards helping pay for her funeral, after campaigners set up the Lexi Fund on Facebook.

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Funeral fundraising appeal for Lexi Branson - full story

The pre-school where tragic four-year-old dog attack victim Lexi Branson attended for two years before has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for her funeral.

Lexi, from Mountsorrel in Leicestershire, died in hospital this week after she was attacked by the family's bulldog.

Peter Bearne has the full story.

Hundreds of pounds donated to Lexi funeral fund

Almost £500 has been donated towards helping pay for a funeral for four-year-old Lexi Branson, who was killed in a dog attack earlier this week.

A campaign page set up on Facebook, called Lexi Fund, is appealing for donations towards the cost of a funeral for the youngster - and so far, a total of just over £473 has been pledged via PayPal.

Lexi Branson, aged four, was killed by the family bulldog Credit: ITV News Central

Lexi was attacked by the family's bulldog, Mulan, at her home in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, on Tuesday and died in hospital that afternoon.

The organisers behind the page are also searching for free gifts to be auctioned off in the hope of raising more cash for the cause.

Lexi Branson: Sentences for owning killer dog 'ridiculous'

Tougher sentences of up to fourteen years in prison for owning a killer dog should be reconsidered after a Leicestershire girl, four, was mauled to death by her family's pet, an MP has said.

Jodi Hudson tried to save her daughter Lexi Branson when she was attacked by the bulldog at her home in Mountsorrel on Tuesday.

Tory MP Philip Davies said that if changes to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, which is currently making its way through Parliament, had already been in force, Ms Hudson could have faced 14 years in prison for owning the dog.

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