Baby's sudden death in Blackburn sparks police inquiry

Police are investigating the sudden death of a baby girl in Blackburn, Lancashire.

The 18-month-old collapsed at her home in Billinge Avenue at 1530 GMT on Friday. She was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where she died.

Her death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out.

A police spokeswoman said: "Her family are devastated, we are working with them to establish why she died."

Lancashire Police was informed by ambulance staff who attended the emergency call at her home.

The police spokeswoman said her death was being treated as unexplained and no-one had been arrested.

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