Girl falls from escalator at Rochdale shopping centre

Wheatsheaf shopping centre Image copyright Google
Image caption The girl fell about 25ft (7.6m) at the Wheatsheaf shopping centre in Rochdale town centre

An 11-year-old girl is in a critical condition after falling from an escalator at a shopping centre.

The girl fell 25ft (7.6m) at the Wheatsheaf centre in Rochdale at about 15:15 BST on Sunday.

She was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries.

Greater Manchester Police is investigating but said there was no suggestion of suspicious circumstances.

The Wheatsheaf said it was cooperating fully with the authorities.

A spokesman expressed deep sympathies for the girl and her family.

Police said the family is being supported.

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