The death of 11-month-old Ava Jayne Marie Corless comes after a string of dog attacks in recent years.
Police have described the death of a baby girl, who was killed by an 'American pit-bull type' dog, as an 'absolutely horrific incident'.
The former Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has returned to football with a new job in Singapore.
At the sentencing of a 12-year-old schoolboy who raped his younger sister after watching pornography, district judge James Prowse said:
"Adolescence can be a troubling time with confused feelings about sex and feelings of insecurity.
He added: "I think it is highly improbable that you will do anything like this again. You do not represent a danger to society.
"If I lock you up it is going to tear the family apart," he said.
Judge Prowse told the boy that he would be placed on the sex offenders register for two and a half years. He also imposed a 12-month referral order.
A 12-year-old schoolboy who raped his seven-year-old sister after he watched hardcore pornography on the internet has walked free from court.
Social workers will now work with the youngster to return him to the family home in the coming months.
Blackburn Youth Court heard the boy had viewed pornography before he gained "a desire to try it out".
He committed a number of sexual offences against his sister between March and May last year.
The boy, now 13, pleaded guilty to one count of rape, two counts of indecent assault and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
District Judge James Prowse said he thought it "highly improbable" that the boy would reoffend in this way.
A mother arrested after her baby daughter was mauled to death by a dog in Lancashire has been bailed.
She and her partner were held on suspicion of manslaughter after 11 month old Ava-Jayne Corless was killed Blackburn by a pit bull type breed. Both have been released pending further enquiries.
Police in Lancashire have confirmed a pit bull terrier that mauled to death 11 month old Ava-Jayne Corless was a banned dangerous dog.
The baby girl was in bed at a house in Blackburn when she was attacked by the animal.
Her mother and her partner are being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter.
Bolton West MP Julie Hilling, who is currently campaigning for a change to the law governing dangerous dogs, has given her reaction to the death of Ava-Jayne Corless.
RSPCA have released a statement after the death of Ava Jayne Marie Corless, who was killed by a dog last night.
"The RSPCA was contacted about a cat which had been attacked and died after going into a garden at this address in March 2012.
"There was no suggestion that the incident was anything other than an accident and no further action was taken.
"Later that year the RSPCA was again contacted regarding concerns for the health of a litter of puppies at the address.
"An officer attended and the dogs were all under veterinary care and receiving the treatment they required.
"Two puppies were signed over to the RSPCA, which were subsequently found new homes."
"There were no children living at the address."
Tributes have been paid to the baby girl killed by a dog in Blackburn.
On Facebook, Catt Allen wrote: "RIP Ava-Jayne, heaven has gained another angel sleep tight beautiful girl xxxx".
Jodii-Rebekah Doran added: "RIP Ava-Jayne. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel xxx".
Derek Turner posted: "Absolute tragedy ! R I P Little angel xx".
The dog that mauled a baby to death in Blackburn has been described as "very aggressive and dangerous" by a neighbour, who said the animal had previously entered his garden by breaking the fence.
Locals have claimed they reported dangerous dogs at the address of the killing to police.
Chief Superintendent Chris Bithell said Lancashire Police are making inquiries to see whether there have been previous issues with the dog, but that "at this moment it would be too early to speculate on that".