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Pair arrested following death of 21-month-old Burton youngster

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 07, 2014

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TWO people have been questioned by detectives in connection with the death of a 21-month-old girl.

Staffordshire Police confirmed that the pair were taken into custody as part of an investigation into the circumstances which led to the youngster’s death at an address in Britannia Drive, Stretton.

The man, aged 20 and from the Swadlincote area, and a woman, aged 21 and from the Burton area, were arrested in connection with the death and have now been released on bail pending further inquiries into the matter.

The tot was rushed to hospital but doctors were unable to save her.

A spokesman for the force told the Mail: “Detectives are investigating the circumstances which led to the death of a 21-month-old girl at an address in the Burton area.

“She was taken from her home by ambulance to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital on the afternoon of Thursday, May 1, but sadly died a short time later.

“A Home Office post-mortem examination is due to be completed on Friday, which is part of the investigation to establish the cause of death.”

Teams of forensic officers have been working son site at the property, backed up by a strong police presence in the area.

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