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Investigation launched following tragic death of five-year-old girl

An investigation has been launched today, Thursday 13 August 2015, following the tragic death of a five-year-old girl.

Dorset Police were called by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service at 11.58am to reports that a child’s head was trapped in a lift at an address in Emmadale Close in Weymouth.

Police officers, paramedics and firefighters attended but sadly a five-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family have been informed and the coroner notified.

Emmadale Close has been closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and for scenes of crime investigators to carry out an examination.

An investigation, led by Bournemouth CID, has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

Issued: 13 August 2015