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In custody Man arrested on suspicion of murder following sudden death of toddler in Co Tyrone

The two-year-old girl was admitted to hospital yesterday afternoon

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the sudden death of a toddler in Co Tyrone.

The two-year-old girl was admitted to hospital yesterday afternoon after emergency services were called to an address in the Park Avenue area of Dungannon yesterday afternoon.

She later died in hospital where a post-mortem will now take place to establish the child's cause of death.

In a statement released to the Sunday World, detectives from the PSNI's Major Investigation Team confirmed a 32 year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: "The child was admitted to hospital yesterday afternoon (Friday, 6th August) after Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended an address in Park Avenue in Dungannon. The child later died in hospital.

"As part of our investigation, we have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of murder, and he remains in custody this morning.

"A post mortem will be conducted to establish the cause of the child's death.

"Our thoughts are with the child’s family, which is being supported by Family Liaison Officers."

There are no further details at this time.

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