Probe into death of Sheffield girl, aged eight

An inquest is to be held into the death of an eight-year-old girl found dead in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 5:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th January 2018, 5:30 am
Cranworth Road, Sheffield
Cranworth Road, Sheffield

The youngster, who has not yet been named, was rushed to hospital last Tuesday and died five days later.

Emergency services were called to a property in Cranworth Road, Burngreave, at 6.10pm following reports that the child was having difficulty breathing.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

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Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death are being carried out ahead of an inquest.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Emergency services were called to a property in Cranworth Road, Sheffield, just before 6.10pm on Tuesday, January 2 after it was reported that an eight-year-old girl was having difficulty breathing.

"She was taken to hospital where she sadly died on Sunday, January 7.

"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death and a file will be prepared for the coroner."