Memorial walk for tragic Lexi

People from the Leicestershire village where four-year-old Lexi Branson died after being was attacked by the family's bulldog will take part in a sponsored walk today.

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Lexi Branson: Sentences for owning killer dog 'ridiculous'

Tougher sentences of up to fourteen years in prison for owning a killer dog should be reconsidered after a Leicestershire girl, four, was mauled to death by her family's pet, an MP has said.

Jodi Hudson tried to save her daughter Lexi Branson when she was attacked by the bulldog at her home in Mountsorrel on Tuesday.

Tory MP Philip Davies said that if changes to the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, which is currently making its way through Parliament, had already been in force, Ms Hudson could have faced 14 years in prison for owning the dog.

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