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2-yr-old girl found on the road dies, mother arrested

2014-02-19 19:10:37

Police are not looking for anyone else over the death, as Dan Johnson reports.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her two-year-old daughter in Bradford.

The girl was found unconscious with her mother outside a house in Delamere Street on Tuesday morning and died later in hospital.

A post-mortem examination revealed the girl died from injuries consistent with being caused by a fall, West Yorkshire Police said.

The girl's mother is still critically ill in hospital.

Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the death.

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Sher Khan, the Labour councillor for Little Horton, said he lived locally and thought the occupants of the house had moved in about a year ago.

"I can't recall anything like this, believe me people are shocked," he said.

Mr Khan, who represents the area on Bradford council, said it was a "nice place with close-knit families".

A neighbour of the injured woman said: "I'm shocked, I feel upset... I feel really disturbed.

"It is a quiet little street and this has come out of the blue."

Det Ch Insp Jon Morgan said police had been called by paramedics at about 09:15 GMT on Tuesday.

"The child, a two-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later," he said.

He urged witnesses or anyone with information to contact police.


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