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'Falling fireplace' kills Birkenhead toddler

St Catherine's Gardens, Birkenhead
Image caption Police went to the property after the boy's death

A three-year-old boy from Merseyside has died from injuries after a marble fireplace apparently fell on him.

James Curtis was hurt at his home on St Catherine's Gardens, Birkenhead, at about 11:00 BST on Monday and taken to hospital where he died.

An investigation by Merseyside Police into the circumstances surrounding his death is under way.

A post-mortem examination into the cause of death is due on Wednesday.

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