Leeds & West Yorkshire

Halifax bow and arrow girl shooting 'not intentional'

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Image caption The girl was taken to hospital in Leeds for surgery

A four-year-old girl shot in the head by a bow and arrow was not intentionally hurt, police said.

The girl received a serious head injury after being shot at a house on Furness Drive in Halifax at around 12:40 BST on Saturday.

She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance and is described as being in a serious condition following surgery.

Police said an investigation into how the girl was injured was ongoing.

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Det Insp Gary Stephenson, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "Our investigations suggest she was not intentionally injured and an 18-year-old male is assisting us with our enquiries.

"Specially trained officers are working to support her family as our investigations continue."

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