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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.

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Killer dog 'aggressive and dangerous'

The dog that mauled a baby to death in Blackburn has been described as "very aggressive and dangerous" by a neighbour, who said the animal had previously entered his garden by breaking the fence.

Locals have claimed they reported dangerous dogs at the address of the killing to police.

Chief Superintendent Chris Bithell said Lancashire Police are making inquiries to see whether there have been previous issues with the dog, but that "at this moment it would be too early to speculate on that".

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