09/08/2021

Man Arrested In Connection With Death Of A 2-Year-Old Child

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a two-year-old girl.

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended an address in Park Avenue in Dungannon on Friday 06 August, where they took the child to hospital. The child died in hospital a short time later.

Detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team are investigating the circumstances of the child's death.
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Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: "The child was admitted to hospital 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.

"We will update you in due course but, at this time, there are no further details."

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