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Hire company under investigation over boy's death

Further tests have now been completed by the pathologist who has given a result of carbon monoxide intoxication.

A petrol-driven pump was seized from inside the home address at the time of Zane's death and Surrey Police is conducting further inquiries to establish whether there is any liability or criminal offences in respect of the hire company who provided this equipment.

– Surrey Police

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Two people in custody after death of young girl

The death of such a young child is extremely tragic and officers are currently carrying out a full and thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the injuries she sustained.

Two people are currently in custody and inquiries are ongoing at this time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston, Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team

Girl died after being transferred to St George's Hospital

  • Surrey Police said the girl - who was approaching her second birthday - was later transferred to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, but died yesterday afternoon
  • A post-mortem examination will take place to determine the cause of the death of the child, who has not been formally identified
  • Detectives have arrested a 35-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of murder

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Former primary school teacher 'targeted victims in park'

  • Paul Cannon targeted both boys and girls, the youngest of whom was six years old - most of his victims were aged between eight to 11 years old
  • He targeted his young victims during the daytime in parks and open spaces in the Sutton, Carshalton and Merton areas of south London
  • He picked weekends and holidays when children were away from their homes and watchful adults
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