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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a three-year-old girl died in hospital following an incident in Fordingbridge in the New Forest.
Police were called to a house on Whitsbury Road in the town just before 7 o'clock on Thursday evening after concerns were raised.
The little girl was rushed to Salisbury District Hospital but pronounced dead later in the evening.
Neighbours in the quiet town have been speaking of their shock. Our reporter Richard Jones spoke to Malcolm Connolly, Mayor of Fordingbridge.
A three-year-old girl has died after being taken to hospital in the New Forest.
Police were called to an address in Whitsbury Road, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, at 7pm on Thursday.
The child was taken to Salisbury District Hospital and was pronounced dead later that evening.
A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "We were called to an address in Whitsbury Road, Fordingbridge, following a report of a concern for welfare.
"Officers attended along with colleagues from South Central Ambulance Service.
"A three-year-old girl was taken to Salisbury District Hospital and was pronounced dead later in the evening. Police are making inquiries into the circumstances of the girl's death."
The spokesman added: "A 35-year-old woman from Fordingbridge has been arrested as part of our inquiries."