Woman arrested after girl found dead

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a four-year-old girl was found dead, police said today.

Officers found the child's body at a house in Bideford Close, Newport, south Wales, Gwent Police said.

A 34-year-old woman was also found at the house with serious injuries.

A police spokeswoman said: "The female adult has been taken to Royal Gwent Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. She has been arrested on suspicion of murder."

Officers were called to the address at around 12pm, by the ambulance service, she said.

A forensic examination of the property is continuing.

A post mortem will be carried out on the girl on Monday.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and are informing family members.