Charges after baby girl's dog death

Ava-Jayne Marie Corless Ava-Jayne Marie Corless died after she was mauled by a dog as she slept

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A man has been charged over a fatal dog attack on an 11-month-old girl.

Ava-Jayne Marie Corless was mauled to death as she slept upstairs in a bed in Emily Street, Blackburn, in February.

Her mother Chloe King, 21, who had been held on suspicion of manslaughter after her death, will not face any charges.

Her partner Lee Wright, 27, has been charged with an offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act and supplying cannabis. He will appear before Blackburn magistrates on 4 July.

Lancashire Constabulary confirmed neither Ms King nor Mr Wright, would be prosecuted for manslaughter.

Mr Wright is charged with possession of a fighting dog in contravention of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and conspiracy to supply cannabis.

The force has previously said the dog was a prohibited "pit bull terrier-type" dog. It was destroyed after the attack.

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