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.
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'.