Lexi Branson – 4 years old girl attacked on the throat and killed by Dog
The Aylestone Bulldog-type called “Mulan”, which was collected from kennels for strays by Lexi’s mother, Jodi Hudson, had attacked Lexi in the lounge of their two-bedroom flat, reports says Lexi died from facial injuries, as the dog held her throat; preventing her from breathing during its attack.
Unknown to the kennels, the dog had gone through the hands of several owners since 2007, a police investigation later revealed. Its last owner, from Leicester, had it three months before lying to a council dog warden by telling them it was a stray so it would be taken away. Detective Sergeant Kenny Henry, of Leicestershire Police, said while the dog had seemed ‘placid’ it had attacked another dog belonging to the previous owner in the garden.
The mother of a girl mauled to death by a dog in her home has told how the animal ‘went straight for the four-year-old’s throat’. Ms Hudson, at the time living in Rowena Court in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, described the dog as “very gentle” and said it had never shown any aggression to her or her daughter prior to the attack.
But on November 5 2013, with Lexi unwell and off school watching TV with her mother, the dog “just went up on all-fours and just stared at Lexi”, Ms Hudson said.
“I tapped her bum and said ‘Mulan, no’, and as I did she went for Lexi. She went straight for her throat, then around her mouth.
The inquest at Rutland and North Leicestershire Coroners Court continues.
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