11-month-old baby mauled to death by dog in Blackburn

An investigation is underway following the death of an eleven month old baby in Blackburn.

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RSPCA: We are extremely saddened by death of baby

RSPCA have released a statement after the death of Ava Jayne Marie Corless, who was killed by a dog last night.

They said:

"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."

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