The dog which attacked four-year-old Lexi Branson was a bulldog, police have revealed.
Lexi was attacked in the lounge area of her Leicestershire home yesterday afternoon.
Leicestershire Police also confirmed today that the dog died of stab wounds as Lexi's mother Jodie Hudson tried desperately to save the youngster.
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