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Girl, 4, killed by family bulldog

The family of four-year-old Lexi Branson, who was mauled to death by a pet dog, today said "she will be our shining star in the sky and she we will never be forgotten".

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Police: Dog not believed to be an illegal breed

Leicestershire Police say they don't believe a family pet dog which attacked a young girl in a flat in Mountsorrel was an illegal breed.

They say their investigation is in the very early stages and that the animal died shortly after the alleged attack.

Under the Dangerous Dogs act four breeds are banned in the UK;

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Braziliero

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