Family of girl, 4, mauled to death by dog are overwhelmed with love

The family of a four-year-old girl killed by a dog say that since the tragedy they’ve been “overwhelmed by love.”

On Tuesday (January 31) evening, little Alice Stones was attacked by the dog in the garden of her Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire home.

People nearby heard the chilling screams from her mum, 25-year-old Louise Stones, as she shouted “she’s dead, she’s dead”.

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Neighbours say Louise had got the dog just six weeks prior to the attack. Thames Valley Police say the dog has been confirmed to belong to the family.

Now, as the funeral of the tot looms, people have been coming together to support and help Louise financially.

People have been raising money on aGoFundMeset up to help the single mother pay for the funeral, with tributes and updates being added by loved ones like friend Grace Wenham, who posted a picture of Alice.

She shared gut-wrenching images of Alice blowing out the candles of her fourth birthday cake in August of last year.

Grace has also posted an update on behalf of Louise, saying: "The family … want to thank everyone who has donated, shared or sent their condolences during this horrendous time.

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"Nothing has gone unnoticed and they are overwhelmed with the love felt by the community during this unthinkable tragedy."

The fund will also be used to help Louise with living costs.

At the time of writing the page stands at a little over £3,000.

It says: “Sadly, on the 31st January 2023, this world lost a beautiful little four-year-old girl (pictured on the right) to a tragic, awful accident.

“We are the close friends and family of this loving mother and daughter, we are seeking support in raising money to help towards [the] cost of [a] funeral and living in this desperate time of need.

“Anything that can be contributed will go towards supporting mum and family getting the help and support necessary In order to make this the most special and beautiful send-off this little princess deserves.

“We greatly appreciate everyone's love and condolences, please help us in allowing this family the time to grieve during this heartbreaking tragedy.

“Thank you so much to everyone that can help in any way.”

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