Man and woman arrested on suspicion of murder of three-year-old girl


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A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a three-year-old girl.

Lia Green was taken by paramedics from her home on on Norris Street to Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire at 8.20am on Thursday after feeling unwell, but was announced dead on arrival.

A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested and are being questioned by detectives.

Officers from the Force Major Investigation Team are working to establish exactly how she died.

Detective Superintendent Dermott Horrigan, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: "This is an incredibly complex and sensitive inquiry and we have a team of highly trained and professional officers looking into the matter.

"Dedicated family liaison officers will be working with the family.

"The death of a child will always be greeted with shock and a deep sense of sadness. We have dedicated neighbourhood policing officers working in the area and talking to residents and I would urge anyone who has any concerns to speak to them."