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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 over toddler pool death

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a three-year-old girl drowned in a hotel swimming pool in St Anne's, Lancashire.

The child, who was believed to have been staying at the seaside hotel with her parents, got into difficulty in the water at the Dalmeny Hotel, in St Annes, near Blackpool, at around 11am yesterday.

She was initially pulled from the water and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, but after being transported to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in a critical condition, the girl, from Galashiels, Scotland, died at around 8pm yesterday.

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