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Girl, 2, walks home from nursery

A two-year-old girl escaped from a nursery and walked home alone.

Louise Hilton is believed to have left Windmill Hill Nursery in Runcorn, Cheshire, through a door left open by a workman.

The toddler - who was unharmed - walked about half a mile back to her home.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: "Cheshire Constabulary have been made aware of an incident yesterday, Wednesday September 4, when a two-year-old child had left a Runcorn nursery and walked home alone, arriving at around 1.50pm.

"At this stage of the investigation it is believed the child escaped after workmen left a door open.

"The child was unharmed and the matter has been referred to the local authority."

Windmill Hill Nursery declined to comment on the incident.

A spokesman from Halton Borough Council said: "Windmill Hill Nursery is a private and voluntary setting, which is registered with Ofsted.

"Halton Borough Council has been providing assistance and support to the nursery following notification of the incident."

The spokesman said Ofsted, the schools watchdog, has been informed.

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