Baby mauled to death by dog in Blackburn named

Ava Jayne Marie Corless was mauled to death on Monday evening Credit: Facebook

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.

Her mother Chloe King, 20, and her partner named as Lee Wright - who is not the child's father - have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

Chloe King pictured with her baby daughter Ava Credit: Facebook

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Couple bailed over baby killed by banned pitbull

The dog which mauled an 11-month-old girl in Blackburn has been identified as a banned pitbull-terrier type dog. The mother of Ava Jayne Corless and her partner were bailed this morning after being arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.