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Man and woman released after toddler death

Lia Green Photo: Lancashire Police

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 3 year old girl in Preston.

Lia Green was feeling unwell on the morning of Thursday 30th August and at around 8:20am was taken by paramedics from her home address on Norris Street to the Royal Preston Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A 22 year old man and a 20 year old woman have both been arrested on suspicion of murder and are being questioned by detectives.

Officers from the Force Major Investigation Team are working to establish exactly how Lia has died.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Dermott Horrigan from the Force Major Investigation Team said, “This is an incredibly complex and sensitive inquiry and we have a team of highly trained and professional officers looking into the matter. Dedicated family liaison officers will be working with the family.

“The death of a child will always be greeted with shock and a deep sense of sadness. We have dedicated neighbourhood policing officers working in the area and talking to residents and I would urge anyone who has any concerns to speak to them.”