Dog that killed four-year-old girl in Milton Keynes was not banned breed

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    Police have said that the dog that killed a young girl in Milton Keynes was not a banned breed.

    Four-year-old Alice Stones died following a dog attack in Netherfield, Milton Keynes on Tuesday 31st January.

    Police officers were called to a property in the Broadlands area at about 5pm on Tuesday, but Alice died at the scene. 

    The dog was 'humanely destroyed'.

    In a statement released by Thames Valley Police, the force has confirmed it has formally identified the young girl.

    "There has also been a large amount of speculation around the breed of the dog," police said.

    "Although we are not in a position to confirm the exact breed of the dog due to the requirement for further testing, we are able to confirm that the dog is not a banned breed. "

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