A MAN has been arrested over the suspected murder of a two-year-old girl who died in Northern Ireland yesterday.
Paramedics were scrambled to a house in Dungannon, County Tyrone, on Friday, where the tot was reportedly found with a serious head injury.
Cops say the little girl was rushed to hospital where she later died.
Detectives from The Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team are now probing the circumstances around the death.
Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “The child was admitted to hospital yesterday afternoon 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.”
Police say are there no further details at this time.
Fermanagh and South Tyrone DUP MLA Arlene Foster tweeted on Saturday morning: “Another tragic death in the constituency – this time a little girl. Thinking of all those dealing with this awful event, and trying to make sense of it all.”
Sinn Fein MP Michelle Gildernew said the local community is in shock at the news.
“My thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy,” she added.
“A police murder investigation is underway and that must be allowed to proceed and I would call on anyone with any information which may help those inquiries to contact the PSNI.