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Woman arrested over 'tragic' toddler pool death

A murder investigation has been launched after a toddler drowned in a swimming pool near Blackpool.

Officers found the three-year-old at the Dalmeny hotel in St Annes yesterday, she died last night in hosptial. A 40-year-old woman from Scotland has been arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect.

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Woman arrested after 'tragic' death of toddler

A 40-year-old woman, from Galashiels, Scotland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect and remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Nick Connaughton from Blackpool CID said: "This is a tragic situation where a young girl has lost her fight for life following an incident at a swimming pool in a hotel in St Annes.

"We are now treating this sad death as suspicious and are investigating just how the child has come into difficulties in the pool."

A spokesman for the 100-bedroom Dalmeny Hotel declined to comment.

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