Killer family pet was a bulldog, police reveal

The dog which attacked four-year-old Lexi Branson was a bulldog, police have revealed.

Lexi was attacked in the lounge area of her Leicestershire home yesterday afternoon.

Lexi Branson died in hospital after the attack
Lexi Branson died in hospital after the attack Credit: ITV News Central

Leicestershire Police also confirmed today that the dog died of stab wounds as Lexi's mother Jodie Hudson tried desperately to save the youngster.

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Memorial walk for tragic Lexi

People from the Leicestershire village where four-year-old Lexi Branson died after being was attacked by the family's bulldog will take part in a sponsored walk today.