Girl of 12 in death inquiry

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A GIRL aged 12 who is believed to have been babysitting a 16-month-old child who later died in hospital has been given police bail pending further inquiries, it was disclosed yesterday.

The girl was arrested on Saturday, the day after Molly Adams, of Duchess Road, Crumpsall, Greater Manchester, was admitted to hospital and two days before she died from what police described as "a serious skull fracture".

It is understood the 12-year-old, who had looked after Molly before, raised the alarm with an aunt of the toddler who lived near by.

The aunt attempted resuscitation before the child was taken to Booth Hall Children's Hospital, where she died on Monday afternoon.