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Girl, 8, dies in Portsmouth after falling from tower block balcony

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 25, 2023. 07:28 pm UPDATED: Aug 25, 2023. 07:28 pm

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After an eight-year-old girl died after falling from a tower block balcony, a WOMAN has been detained.

Yesterday at approximately 6.30 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to the block in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Sadly, the girl couldn’t be saved, and shortly after, she was pronounced dead.

Police have confirmed that a 43-year-old woman has been detained on suspicion of neglect.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward as an investigation into the horror has been opened.

“On Thursday at 6:50 p.m., we received a call reporting that a child had fallen from a balcony on Wingfield Street in Portsmouth.

“We went along with our South Central Ambulance Service colleagues who treated the eight-year-old girl, who later passed away. The news has reached her family.

“Officers will be present in the area all day to make inquiries. Anyone with concerns is welcome to speak with one of our neighborhood policing teams, who will be out on patrol frequently.

A 43-year-old woman has been detained on suspicion of child neglect and is still being held at this time.

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