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A three-year-old girl has died after choking at an Asda supermarket.
The three-year-old girl was taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital after choking at the store in Aintree, Merseyside, on Tuesday night but police have since confirmed the child died a short time later.
The tragic incident is not being treated as suspicious and enquiries are ongoing. It is not yet known why the little girl choked.
A North West Ambulance Service spokesperson told the Liverpool Echo: "Two emergency ambulances and a member of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) responded to a 999 call that a child was suffering a medical emergency at ASDA on Ormskirk Road, Aintree.
"The call was made at 20.48 yesterday evening. The patient was transported to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital."
A Merseyside police spokesperson said: "We can confirm that emergency services were in Aintree following an incident last night, Tuesday 10 August.
"At around 9.50pm, the ambulance service attended reports of a three year-old girl choking inside Asda on Ormskirk Road.
"The child was taken to hospital but sadly pronounced dead a short time later. The family are being supported by officers at this sad time.
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"The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and enquiries are ongoing. A file is in the process of being prepared for the coroner."
Tributes poured in for the tragic toddler.
One local said: "Oh how horrid and unimaginable. Thinking of the family at this sad time. RIP Little girl."
Another wrote: "How sad god bless little girl."
A third said: "So sad. Goodnight and God bless little angel."
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