Police investigate suspected toddler blind cord death

Police are investigating the death of a toddler found dead inside her cot after apparently becoming tangled in a blind cord.

The girl, aged two, was found at a luxury home in Notting Hill, west London, on Monday.

She was pronounced dead by paramedics less than an hour later.

Scotland Yard said it was treating the death as non-suspicious and a post-mortem examination was scheduled.

Non-suspicious

A force spokesman said: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly after 2.25pm on Monday following reports of an injured infant.

"On arrival, officers found a two-year-old girl who was treated by paramedics and taken to a west London hospital. She was pronounced dead at 3.17pm.

"A post-mortem at Great Ormond Street Hospital is scheduled to take place in due course."

The spokesman said a woman, believed to be the toddler's mother, was taken to hospital and treated for shock.

"Officers from Kensington and Chelsea CID are investigating the incident," he said.

"At this stage it is being treated as non-suspicious."

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