Lancashire

Two arrested over death of three-year-old girl in Preston

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a toddler in Lancashire.

Three-year-old Lia Green was taken to hospital after paramedics were called to her home on Norris Street, Preston, on Thursday morning.

She was pronounced dead when she arrived at Royal Preston Hospital. The cause of death is being investigated.

A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested and remain in police custody.

Det Supt Dermott Horrigan said: "This is an incredibly complex and sensitive inquiry and we have a team of highly trained and professional officers looking into the matter.

"The death of a child will always be greeted with shock and a deep sense of sadness.

"We have dedicated neighbourhood policing officers working in the area and talking to residents and I would urge anyone who has any concerns to speak to them."

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