A two-year-old girl who had gone missing and was subsequently discovered in Kingsley Pond, located in Kingsley near Bordon, Hampshire, has sadly passed away in the hospital.
The child had been reported missing from her home just after 5 pm on Sunday, prompting a search effort. Hampshire Police has now confirmed the tragic news of her demise.
Additionally, Hampshire Police has stated that a woman in her 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident.
The incident unfolded when officers were alerted just after 5 pm on Sunday regarding the missing child. Shortly thereafter, she was found in the pond and was swiftly transported to the hospital. Despite medical efforts, the young girl tragically succumbed to her injuries this afternoon. Hampshire Police has reported that her family is receiving support during this difficult time.
A spokesperson for the police department issued the following statement: “Officers are appealing for information following the death of a child who was found unresponsive at Kingsley Pond. Officers are working diligently to establish the precise circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and are eager to speak with anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Kingsley Pond on the day prior to the incident. If you have any concerns or information, please do not hesitate to approach our officers who will be present in the area. A woman in her 40s has been taken into police custody on suspicion of murder.”