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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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Couple arrested over 11-month-old girl's death bailed

A couple arrested over the death of an 11-month-old girl killed by a banned pitbull terrier type dog have been released on bail.

Ava-Jayne Corless was mauled to death by the dog while she was sleeping in bed at a house in Blackburn on Monday night.

The girl's mother, Chloe King, 20, and her partner, Lee Wright, 26, were held on suspicion of manslaughter.

"The two people arrested in connection with the death of Ava-Jayne Corless at Blackburn have both been released on bail pending further inquiries," Lancashire Police said.

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