Woman arrested after three-year-old girl dies in hotel pool ‘drowning'

15 August 2014 by
Woman arrested after three-year-old girl dies in hotel pool ‘drowning'

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and child neglect after a three-year-old girl died after being pulled from a pool at the 100-bedroom Dalmeny hotel, Lancashire.

The girl, who was from Scotland, was reported to be "drowning" in the pool, which is part of the Dalmeny hotel complex on South Promenade, St Annes, Blackpool. She was pulled from the pool after reportedly getting into difficulties, and later died in hospital, according to BBC News this morning.

The woman, aged 40 and also from Scotland, has been taken into police custody for questioning. The hotel has so far declined to comment.

In a statement, detective inspector Nick Connaughton from 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."

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