Poppy Widdison cause of death is 'unexplained'

Poppy Widdison Poppy Widdison was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital on Sunday with serious injuries

The cause of death of a four-year-old Grimsby girl who died after receiving serious injuries is "unexplained", according to Humberside Police.

Police said two people arrested in connection with the death of Poppy Widdison had been released on bail.

A 34-year-old woman and 36-year-old man were both arrested on Sunday after Poppy was admitted to Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby.

She was later transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital where she died.

Det Ch Insp Umberto Cuozzo, who is leading the investigation, said: "An exact cause of death has not been established and it is hoped that toxicology results and a thorough police investigation will assist to determine this."

He said a post-mortem examination had established Poppy had a cardiac arrest but did not die of a heart attack.

"Our investigations are continuing, and at this time we are not looking to make any further arrests in connection with the death of Poppy Widdison," he added.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites



17 °C 13 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Cerro RicoSatanic mines

    Devil worship in the tunnels of the man-eating mountain

  • Nefertiti MenoeWar of words

    The woman who sparked a row over 'speaking white'

  • Oil pumpPump change

    What would ending the US oil export ban do to petrol prices?

  • Brazilian Scene, Ceara, in 1893Sir Snapshot

    19th Century Brazil seen through the eyes of an Englishman

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • SailingGame on

    BBC Capital discovers why certain sports seem to have a special appeal for those with deep pockets


  • European Union's anti-terrorism chief Gilles de KerchoveHARDtalk Watch

    Anti-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove on the threat from returning Islamic State fighters

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.