Lexi Branson dog attack: Funeral held in Leicestershire

Lexi Branson funeral procession Mourners were asked to wear pink - Lexi's favourite colour

The funeral for a four-year-old girl who was mauled to death by the family dog has taken place.

Lexi Branson died after the attack by the pet Mulan at the family home in Mountsorrel, near Loughborough in Leicestershire, on 5 November. Police said it was a bulldog.

The service was at Holy Trinity Church, in the village of Barrow-upon-Soar - the family's original home.

Lexi Branson Lexi Branson was killed by the dog earlier this month

Mourners were asked to wear pink because it was Lexi's favourite colour.

The Reverend Rob Paddison, who led the service, said it was "a fitting tribute".

"The family is just really trying to do the best they can for a wonderful farewell," he said.

Lexi's mother, Jodi Hudson, stabbed the dog with a kitchen knife during the attack.

Loughborough Coroner's Court heard Lexi was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries but died later.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Leicester

Weather

Leicester

27 °C 17 °C

Features

  • NS Savannah, 1962Nuclear dream

    The ship that totally failed to change the world


  • Irvine WelshScots missed

    Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum


  • Balloons flying upUp, up and away

    Why the ever rising pound is not all good news


  • Espresso cup7 days quiz

    Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?


  • Jean-Luc CourcoultGiant strides

    The enigmatic Frenchman behind Liverpool's 25ft grandmother


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.