London (AFP) - The mother of a girl killed by a pit bull terrier in Blackburn has been bailed along with her partner, police said on Wednesday.
Eleven-month-old Ava-Jayne Corless was asleep in her bed at her home when the dog attacked her on Monday night.
Police and ambulance staff tried to resuscitate Ava-Jayne but she was pronounced dead at Royal Blackburn Hospital.
The girl's mother, Chloe King, 20, and her partner, Lee Wright, 26, were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
A statement from Lancashire Police said: "The two people arrested in connection with the death of Ava-Jayne Corless at Blackburn have both been released on bail pending further inquiries."
The dog was destroyed after the attack. It was identified by experts as a pit bull terrier-type dog, ownership of which is banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
Local residents are said to have made previous complaints to police about the dog's behaviour. Police said it was making inquiries to see if there had been any issues with the animal.
King and Wright were said to be downstairs when the attack took place, while Ava-Jayne was in a front bedroom.
The couple were initially arrested on suspicion of child neglect before they were re-arrested on suspicion of the more serious offence of manslaughter.
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