Child found dead at Sidmouth home

PUBLISHED: 13:46 16 October 2019

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A child's body has been found at a Sidmouth home.

Emergency services were called to Arcot Park in Sidmouth, at 5pm on Tuesday, October 15, after a concern was raised for the welfare of a child within a property.

Despite the best efforts of the ambulance and police the child was declared deceased at the scene.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "This is a desperately sad and tragic incident for everyone involved and our thoughts are with the child's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

"The impact to the community and all who knew the child cannot be underestimated and police are engaging with the family and the school to ensure the necessary support is provided.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and police are continuing their enquiries on behalf of the coroner."

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said: "Our crews have been attending an incident at a private address in Sidmouth following a call at around 4.30pm. We cannot provide further details for confidentiality reasons."

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