Leicestershire Police say they don't believe a family pet dog which attacked a young girl in a flat in Mountsorrel was an illegal breed.
They say their investigation is in the very early stages and that the animal died shortly after the alleged attack.
Under the Dangerous Dogs act four breeds are banned in the UK;
- Pit Bull Terrier
- Japanese Tosa
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Braziliero
Tributes have been paid to a four-year-old girl who was mauled to death by her pet bulldog.
Following the death of Lexi Branson, Battersea Dogs Home have issued tips for ensuring the safety of families around dogs.