Sussex

Two released over Lancing child scaffolding injury

Two men arrested after a three-year-old girl was hurt when timber fell on her have been released from bail with no further action.

The toddler, from Lancing, suffered serious head injuries in the incident.

The matter has now been formally transferred to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Sussex Police said.

Officers said the large piece of timber was believed to have fallen from scaffolding in Preston Street, Brighton, at about 10:45 BST on 6 July.

Det Ch Insp Pierre Serra said the girl was being pushed in a pushchair by her mother when she was struck by the wood.

A HSE spokesperson said: "HSE is aware of the incident and investigating. As the investigation is ongoing we are unable to comment further."

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