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Three year old boy killed by falling fireplace

Neighbours leave flowers outside house in Birkenhead Credit: Andy Bonner

A 3 year old boy has died after a fireplace apparently fell on him at his home in Birkenhead.

Merseyside Police say emergency services were called to a property in St Catherine's Gardens yesterday to a report that a three-year-old boy had been injured.

Paramedics attended and took the boy to hospital where he died.

A post mortem will be carried out to establish a cause of death. An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing.

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