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2 arrested over nursery death

Two members of staff at York College nursery have been arrested as part of the investigation into the death of child there.

3-year-old Lydia Bishop died when she became entangled in a piece of equipment in the playground. An inquest earlier this week heard she was found unresponsive on a slide.

The staff, 2 women, have been questioned and released on bail until the end of October.


Staff interviewed over nursery death

Two members of staff at York College nursery have been interviewed following the death of a toddler.

Three-year-old Lydia Bishop had been in the playground when it's understood she became entangled in play equipment. She later died in hospital.

North Yorkshire Police say the staff members were interviewed by detectives as part of the ongoing enquiries into the circumstances surrounding Lydia's death.

Council send letters to parents whose children attend York nursery involved in toddler tragedy

Staff told investigation is underway to find out what happened at York College. The nursery will remain shut while agencies investigate death of Lydia.

A letter was sent out to all parents advising them about alternative childcare options.

Very tragically a three year old child died at York College Day Nursery in the outdoor play area. Whenever a child dies unexpectedly a review or investigation needs to take place. This has now begun and involves partners including North Yorkshire Police, Ofsted, the Health and Safety Executive and the college themselves.

– York Council

The nursery is closed so that any investigative work that needs to be carried out can take place. It is also to provide staff space to come to terms with what has happened and for the college to reassure itself of safety before reopening.

– York Council