Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Police probe two-year-old's death

Post-mortem tests will be carried out to establish the cause of death of a two-year-old girl who it is thought became tangled in a blind cord

Police are investigating the death of a toddler who was reportedly found dead inside her cot after becoming tangled in a blind cord.

The infant, aged two, was found at a luxury home in west London's Notting Hill on Monday. She was pronounced dead by paramedics less than an hour later.

Scotland Yard said they were treating the death as non-suspicious and that a post-mortem examination is due to take place to establish how the little girl died.

A force spokesman said: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to an address in Lansdowne Crescent shortly after 2.25pm on Monday October 29 following reports of an injured infant.

"On arrival, officers found a two-year-old girl who was treated by paramedics and taken to a west London hospital. She was pronounced dead at 3.17pm.

"A post-mortem at Great Ormond Street Hospital is scheduled to take place in due course."

The spokesman said a woman, believed to be the toddler's mother, was taken to to hospital and treated for shock.

"Officers from Kensington and Chelsea CID are investigating the incident," he added. "At this stage it is being treated as non-suspicious."

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