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Don't donate to fake fundraising account for Daisy Dymyd - police

Daisy Dymyd died after being rushed to hospital. Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police have warned well-wishers not to donate to a fraudulent fundraising account set up in the name of six-year-old Daisy Dymyd who died earlier this week.

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Daisy was found unresponsive at her home in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, on Monday and was airlifted to Sheffield Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Her family have paid tribute to their "beautiful daughter" but have not started raising money for any causes in her name.

But on Friday, the family told police a fake account purportedly set up by her uncle gathering donations for her funeral had appeared on the JustGiving.com fundraising site.

The account had raised £140 before it was reported to police.

Daisy's house was cordoned off following her death. Credit: PA

A spokeswoman for Nottinghamshire Police said:

The family reported the account to us. It is still online but we're in the process of getting it taken down now.

– Nottinghamshire Police

Daisy's family said in a tribute on Thursday:

Our beautiful daughter was the centre of our world and we can't believe she's gone.

She will be so missed by everyone that knew her. She was a such a happy little girl who lit up our lives and made the world brighter.

– Daisy's family

Nottinghamshire Police have said they will pass a file to the coroner and that no arrests have been made.