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Owner of dog that killed baby jailed

A dog owner whose banned pit bull terrier mauled an 11-month-old baby to death has been jailed for 18 weeks.

Lee Wright (27) was found guilty of possessing a dangerous dog after a two-day trial at Blackburn Magistrates' Court.

Wright pleaded not guilty to having in his possession or custody a fighting dog which killed Ava-Jayne Corless in February last year as he and the baby's mother slept.

He has also been banned from keeping any dog for five years.