Galashiels woman bailed following daughter’s death

Police investigations into the girl's death are continuing
Police investigations into the girl's death are continuing

A 40-year-old Galashiels woman has been released on bail by Lancashire Police following the death of her three-year-old daughter.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect and has been bailed pending further inquiries until November 15.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the child’s death, following an incident in the swimming pool of the Dalmeny Hotel in St Annes on Thursday.

The girl was pulled from the water by a member of the public who jumped in to help, accompanied by a member of staff from the hotel.

The three-year-old was initially taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and then to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.

She passed away there at 7.55pm on Thursday.

A Home Office post mortem will take place in due course to establish the cause of death.

Det Insp Nick Connaughton, of 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.”