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Tributes left to tragic five year old who died in Dorset

Tributes have been paid to the five-year-old who died in Weymouth.

Flowers and teddies have been left outside of the house of the girl, who has been named locally as Alexys Brown.

A police presence remains outside the house while investigations continue while a steady stream of people have turned up to pay their respects.


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Further investigation into death of 5-year-old girl trapped in lift

A police presence outside the house where the little girl died. Credit: ITV News

The death of a five-year-old girl whose head became trapped in a lift is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive alongside Dorset Police.

Firefighters freed the child with specialist equipment at the house in Emmadale Close, Weymouth, but she died at the scene.

Dorset County Council has said it didn't install the lift, saying it was there when the family moved in.

The Aster Group housing association released the following statement.

“We’re sorry to learn of a death at one of our properties at Emmadale Close, Westham, yesterday and our thoughts are with the little girl’s family at this difficult time.

“This is now a police matter and we will assist the investigation in any way we can. Due to the ongoing investigation into this incident, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this stage.”

– Aster Group spokesperson

Council says it didn't install lift that killed 5-year-old

Dorset County Council have said they didn't install a lift at a property in Weymouth that killed a five-year-old girl.

Police were called to a house in Emmadale Close at midday after the girl got her head stuck in the lift. She died at the scene.

A spokeswoman for the council said the lift "was existing equipment when the family moved in."

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Investigation into death of girl, 5, whose head was trapped in lift

A police presence outside the house where the little girl died

Dorset Police say an investigation has been launched after the death of a five-year-old girl whose head was trapped in a lift at a house in Dorset.

Police were called to the address in Emmadale Close, Weymouth, just before midnight. Firefighters freed the child with specialist equipment but she was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The road has been closed while crime investigators examine the scene and emergency services deal with the situation.

The child's family have been informed of her death.

Emmadale Close in Weymouth is closed while investigators examine the scene. Credit: ITV News


Man rescued after 300ft fall from cliff

A man is in hospital after falling from a 300ft cliff and getting trapped under a boulder, from where he was able to phone 999 from his mobile.

The man fell at St Albans Head, near Swanage, Dorset, HM Coastguard said.

St Albans Head, near Swanage, Dorset. Credit: PA

He was able to call the Dorset Ambulance service, which alerted the coastguard to mount a rescue operation.

Rescuers used specialist equipment from Dorset Fire and Rescue to free the man from the boulder, which was 300ft below the cliff path, before he was flown by helicopter to Dorset County Hospital.

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