Dungannon: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after death of two-year-old girl

Northern Ireland police investigating the death of a two-year-old girl in Dungannon have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the girl was taken to hospital by ambulance on Friday, but she later died.

A post-mortem will be carried out to establish cause of death.

No further details were immediately available.

A statement by Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “The child was admitted to hospital yesterday afternoon (Friday, 6th August) after Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended an address in Park Avenue in Dungannon. The child later died in hospital.

“As part of our investigation, we have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of murder, and he remains in custody this morning.

“A post mortem will be conducted to establish the cause of the child’s death.

“Our thoughts are with the child’s family, which is being supported by Family Liaison Officers.”

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