York playground tragedy

A three-year-old girl has died after suffering injuries at a play area in York

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Statement from York College

"York College is absolutely devastated at the news of the very sad death of a child, following a tragic incident at the York College Nursery yesterday. Our thoughts are with the child's family and the children, families and staff at York College Nursery.

"Currently, York College staff are helping the emergency services with their enquiries and the nursery is closed today. Parents have been informed and will be kept updated with any further developments."

– York College

Police release statement after death of three-year-old in York

North Yorkshire Police have released a statement after the death of a three-year-old girl in York:

"North Yorkshire Police were called by the Ambulance Service at around 2.35pm on Monday 17 September after a three-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in a play area at York College, on Sim Balk Lane.

"The girl was taken to York District Hospital, where sadly she was pronounced dead.

"The scene is currently cordoned off as officers investigate the incident.

"At this stage, police do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances and it appears that the girl has become entangled in a piece of play equipment."

– North Yorkshire Police statement

Officer are now investigating the incident to establish exactly what happened. Anyone who was in the area at the time is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

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Three-year-old dies after York play area incident

A three-year-old girl has died after suffering serious injuries at a play area in York.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

"North Yorkshire Police were called by the Ambulance Service at around 2.35pm today (Monday) after a three-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in a play area at York College, on Sim Balk Lane.

"The girl was taken to York District Hospital, where sadly she was pronounced dead.

"The scene is currently cordoned off as officers investigate the incident."

– Spokesperson, North Yorkshire Police
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