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.
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.
Six family members who tried to kidnap their sister's partner have been jailed for a total of nearly 30 years.
Sarah Harrison was dragged by her hair and repeatedly punched as three of her girlfriend's sisters tried to bundle her into the back of a car.
They also threatened her with a blade and stole the 35-year-old's handbag in a bid to find out where their sister was staying.
Tamoor Ditta, 26, was jailed for six years for conspiracy to commit actual bodily harm, attempted kidnap, robbery, possession of an offensive weapon and battery.
Ghazala Ditta, 31, was sentenced to five years, four months for conspiracy to commit actual bodily harm, attempted kidnap and robbery.
Atfah Ditta, 32, was given five years, 4 months imprisonment for conspiracy to commit actual bodily harm, attempted kidnap and robbery.
Nighat Morris, 39, was jailed for five years, four months for conspiracy to commit actual bodily harm, attempted kidnap and robbery
Tosif Ditta, 34, was sentenced to three years, six months for conspiracy to commit actual bodily harm.
Nayyar Mehmood, 38, was given three years, six months imprisonment for conspiracy commit actual bodily harm.
CCTV footage shows how Sarah Harrison was dragged by her hair and repeatedly punched as three of her girlfriend's sisters tried to bundle her into the back of a car.
WARNING: You might find the images distressing.
3 sisters who carried out the attack on their sister's lover sentenced to 5 years and 4 months, their brother 6 years for having a weapon.
2 sisters not part of the attack but who supported it, sentenced to 3 years 6 months.
Judge said this was a carefully planned ambush, it was brutal and sustained attack to force your sister to end her same sex relationship
Sentencing the judge said this case is about power and control, the attack on their sister was because she didn't want an arranged marriage
Court heard a number of the sisters have young children & regret their part in the attack on their sister's girlfriend "it got out of hand'
Court read text messages from Nayyar Mehmood saying she was going to stab her sister's girlfriend to death, she said 'batter and dump her'
The victim Sarah Harrison has scars on her face & head. She says she's still nervous & fears another attack from her girlfriend's family.
Court shown the CCTV which lasts several minutes. Victim seen being dragged by her hair into the car. She's kicked then punched in the face
The Dean of Blackburn, The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong, says he is pleased to be welcoming The Queen to Blackburn Cathedral in April.
He said today:
– The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong
“I am delighted that the Cathedral has been asked to host The Queen for the Maundy Service this year. This is a huge privilege as well as a great responsibility on behalf of the bishop, the Diocese and the County of Lancashire.
The Lancashire recipients of The Royal Maundy are yet to be announced.