Flowers for tragic girl

FLOWERS and teddy bears have been left outside the Sheffield pub where a three-year-old girl was found dead.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 12:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th October 2007, 9:54 am

Moving messages of condolence describe tragic little girl Tiffany as "a young angel returned to God too soon".

Another signed from her Nan and Grandad Wright said: "We shall never forget you."

Other messages were left for the youngster's mum Sabrina Hirst and husband Robert, who run the Scarbrough Arms on Addy Street, Upperthorpe, where the young girl died.

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One said "Sorry for your loss" and another "All our thoughts are with you".

The pub was deserted yesterday, with all the curtains closed, and neighbours said the couple, who have a one-year-old son and are expecting another child, had not been seen since news of the death broke.

Police say they are treating the death as "suspicious" at this stage and an investigation is underway to establish how the youngster died, although officers stressed they are keeping an "open mind".

Detectives are still awaiting the outcome of tests carried out to determine the exact cause of death, which could take up to three weeks to come through.

They have also issued an appeal for information from regulars at the pub or anyone who believes they may have information which could assist them in their inquiries.

Two people arrested following the discovery of the body, in the early hours of Sunday morning, have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

An inquest has not yet been opened.

Anyone with information should call the special incident room set up at West Bar police station on 0114 296 4094.

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