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Ellie Butler death: Cause of death was head injuries

Flowers outside Ellie Butler's home
Image caption Flowers have been left outside Ellie Butler's home

A six-year-old girl who collapsed at her home in south London died from head injuries, a post-mortem examination has found.

Paramedics treated Ellie Butler at her home in Sutton on Monday but she was later pronounced dead in hospital.

A 33-year-old man arrested in connection with her death has been bailed pending further investigations.

Ellie was described as a popular child who "was always giggling away about something" by staff at her school.

'Big smile'

Avenue Primary School head teacher Alex Clark said: "Ellie had many friends at school and this is a very sad time for us all.

"Ellie came to school every morning with a big smile on her face and was always giggling away about something.

"She was polite and well mannered and was a considerate member of the class, always kind and helpful towards her peers."

Officers from the Met Police's homicide and major crime command unit are investigating her death.

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