Two-year-old girl dies in hospital as man, 26, is arrested on suspicion of murder 


Two-year-old girl dies in hospital after she was found injured at house as man, 26, is arrested on suspicion of murder

  • Grace Thorpe was rushed to the Royal Infirmary in Newcastle on Tuesday
  • Sadly, officers have since confirmed that the toddler passed away today
  • A 26-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody, police said

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a two-year-old girl died in hospital.

Grace Thorpe was rushed to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle after police were called to a report of an injured child on Dale Street, New Marske, North Yorkshire, on Tuesday morning.

Sadly, officers have confirmed that she passed away today.

A 26-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Grace Thorpe was rushed to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle after police were called to a report of an injured child on Dale Street, New Marske, North Yorkshire, on Tuesday morning. Sadly, officers have confirmed that she passed away today

Police say Grace’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Carr, said: ‘Whilst the loss of any life is tragic, the loss of a child is particularly devastating and Grace’s family are understandably distraught.

‘Our thoughts remain with Grace’s family and everyone affected by her loss.

‘We’re working hard to establish the full circumstances leading up to her death and have a dedicated team of officers on the case. We know that Grace’s death will have a huge impact on the community. We have officers in the local area and anyone who would like to speak to someone can approach the team.

‘We would also urge people to be mindful of what they post on social media, particularly in regards to speculation. This is in active legal case and we do have someone in police custody. 

‘Please bear in mind the impact any comments could have on the case, and on Grace’s family during this extremely difficult time.’

A post mortem examination is expected to be carried out today.

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