Girl, 8, dies after falling from balcony in Portsmouth | Breaking News News

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An eight-year-old girl has died after falling from a balcony in Portsmouth.

Hampshire Police say they have arrested a woman on suspicion of child neglect.

Police and paramedics were called to Wingfield Street in the city at 6.50pm on Thursday.

A police spokeswoman said the girl’s family has been informed and the arrested woman, 43, taken into custody for questioning.

She said: “We were called at 6.50pm on Thursday 24 August to reports of a child having fallen from a balcony on Wingfield Street, Portsmouth.

“We attended along with our colleagues from South Central Ambulance Service who treated the eight-year-old girl, who subsequently died.”

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She added: “Officers will be in the area throughout the day to conduct enquiries. Anyone with any concerns can speak to our Neighbourhood Policing Teams that will be regularly patrolling.

“A 43-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of neglect of a child and remains in custody at this time.”

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