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'She will be in our hearts and minds forever' - tribute to 3-year-old whose death sparked a police investigation

Bethan was three years old at the time of her death Photo: Hampshire Police

The funeral of a three-year-old girl who died in hospital after an incident in the New Forest area, has taken place today.

Bethan Colebourn was taken to Salisbury District Hospital after officers were called to an address in the town of Fordingbridge on the evening of Thursday 19th October. She died later that night.

A statement from her family has been released by Hampshire Police.

“Family and friends are devastated at our tragic loss.

“Bethan brought so much happiness and joy to so many people’s lives.

“Bethan was a fun loving, adventurous and caring young girl who will be dearly missed.

“She will be in our hearts and minds forever.”

– Bethan Colebourn's family's tribute to her

A 35-year-old woman arrested by Hampshire Police in connection with Bethan's death was released under investigation.