Child dies in Grimsby

Police are investigating after a four-year-old girl from Grimsby died in hospital.

Two bailed over Poppy's death

The two people arrested in connection with the death of four year old Poppy Widdison have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The 34-year-old woman and the 36-year-old man were both arrested by police on Sunday after Poppy was admitted to Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby with serious injuries. She was later transferred to Sheffield Childrens Hospital where she died.

Police say the cause of her death still remains unexplained but they have revealed that the little girl did suffer a cardiac arrests but that she did not die of a heart attack.

The investigation into the death of four year old Poppy Widdison is still very much on going and a number of enquiries are still being made. This is currently a criminal investigation which is very much on going and the two people, who were arrested have been bailed in connection with criminal matters. 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

– Detective Chief Inspector Umberto Cuozzo, Humberside Police

Tribute to 4-year-old girl

The school attended by a 4-year-old girl who died in Grimsby has paid tribute to her.

A man and a woman are being questioned by police over her death.

It was with great sadness that we found out about Poppy. She was a delightful little girl who was just starting her education at the school.

Although her time with us was brief, it was clear that she was really bright and had much to offer.

We would like to offer our condolences to all who knew Poppy. This is a tragic situation, and as a school we are coming together at this difficult time. I would ask that we are given the privacy needed to do this.

– Lesley Collins, Headteacher at Edward Heneage Primary School

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Poppy Widdison

Police are continuing to question a man and a woman over the death of a four year old girl in Grimsby.

Poppy Widdison died at Sheffield Children's Hospital in the early hours of Monday morning. She had been admitted with serious injuries. A 34-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man have been arrested and remain in police custody.

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Four-year-old named as Poppy Widdison

Police have released the name of the four-year-old girl who died following an incident in Grimsby.

Poppy Widdison, of Ladysmith Road, Grimsby, died in the early hours of Monday at Sheffield Childrens Hospital after she was transferred, following her admission to Grimsby Hospital with serious injuries on Sunday.

The exact circumstances into her death are still being investigated by detectives and at this time it remains unexplained.

A 34-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man, who were arrested in connection with the incident, both remain in police custody.

Four-year-old Grimsby girl's death treated as "unexplained"

The death of a four-year-old girl in Grimsby is being treated as unexplained.

A 34-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man, who were arrested in connection with the incident, both remain in custody.

Humberside Police were contacted at approximately 10am on Sunday after being alerted by medical staff at hospital that the girl had been admitted with serious injuries.

The child was later transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital in a critical condition where she died.