Arrests after girl dies having tooth out

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A dentist and anaesthetist have been arrested following the death of a five-year-old girl who died after having a tooth out.

A dentist and anaesthetist have been arrested following the death of a five-year-old girl who died after having a tooth out.

Karla Selley, of Golden Hill Lane, Leyland, in Lancashire, had gone to the Towngate Dentist Surgery in the town with her mother Tracey and her grandmother to have the tooth out in August.

She was given general anaesthetic because she was terrified of the dentist and had become hysterical at the sight of a needle.

Tragedy struck when the child awoke from the anaesthetic and began to suffer breathing difficulties.

She was taken to Chorley General Hospital but was pronounced dead after unsuccessful resuscitation attempts.

An investigation was launched by Lancashire Police in consultation with the British Medical Association and the Dental Council.

The dentist, who is 41 and from Bolton, and the anaesthetist who is 66, of Preston, were arrested at Leyland Police Station yesterday.

The men, who have not been named by police, were bailed to return to the police station on December 8, while further inquiries were carried out.

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