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.
The mother of an 11-month-old baby girl, mauled to death by a dog, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
Ava Jayne Marie Corless was in bed at a house in Emily Street, Blackburn, at around 11pm yesterday when she was savaged by what police described as an American pitbull-type dog.
She was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later.
The girl's mother has been named locally as Chloe King and the man in custody was named as Lee Wright, who is not the father of the child.
Police have not confirmed the names of those under arrest.
Neighbours claim to have made previous complaints about the dog's behaviour to police.
An 11-month-old girl mauled to death in Blackburn by an "American pitbull-type" dog has been named by Lancashire Police as Ava Jayne Marie Corless.
A 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested and are currently in police custody.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents postal workers, has renewed its call for tougher dog laws following the death of a baby girl in Blackburn.
National officer Dave Joyce said:
– Dave Joyce, Communication Workers Union
"This is another tragic loss of life and demonstrates the out of control situation that we have in the UK with irresponsible dog ownership.
"There have been 23 deaths from dog attacks in the UK, the majority of which have been young children and four of these have occurred since 2005. Worryingly, there has been a sharp increase in recent years."
[...] Current arrangements are simply not good enough and the punishments do not fit the crimes. Irresponsible dog ownership can result in death, serious injury and distress and must be tackled."
Over 26,000 postal workers have been attacked and injured by dogs in the last six years.
Neighbours living near to the fatal dog attack in the Daisyfield area of Blackburn have been describing what they saw last night.
Kyle Perry, who lives on the street, said the dog involved was a bull mastiff. He said:
– Neighbour, Kyle Perry
"I have seen it - it's pretty big."
"It chased my mum's cat across the road.
"It's not right, some poor little baby girl has lost her life..."
Mr Perry said he was first alerted to the incident at around 11pm as police rushed to the house.
Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said:
"She was a lovely little girl, always smiling, always happy, just like her mum."
Further details are expected from police in a press conference at Greenbank police station in Blackburn at 11.30am.
Flowers have been laid outside a house in Blackburn where an 11-month-old baby was mauled to death by a dog.
A 26-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have both been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and are currently in police custody.
Lancashire Police say they will give more information about the case of the 11-month-old girl apparently mauled to death by a dog in Blackburn later this morning.
Police have arrested a man and woman on suspicion of child neglect after a baby girl was mauled to death by a dog in Blackburn.
It is believed the girl was not at her home address at the time of the incident.
Nobody else was injured during the attack.
An investigation is underway following the death of an eleven month old baby in Blackburn.
At 11pm last night, police were called by the ambulance service to an address on Emily Street following reports a baby had been mauled by a dog.
The child was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital but died a short time later.
The dog has been destroyed.
Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries at the scene and investigate the circumstances of what has happened.
A 26 year old man and a 20 year old woman have both been arrested and are currently in police custody.
– Detective Superintendent Simon Giles
This is a tragic incident and specially trained officers are offering support to the wider family. A full investigation is underway.
A baby girl has died after being mauled to death by a dog in Blackburn. Police were called to an address on Emily Street at 11 last night. The 11 month old was taken to hospital but later died. A man and a woman both in their 20's have been arrested.