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Home accident killed girl, four

Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool
Doctors at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital tried to save the little girl

A four-year-old girl died on Christmas Day following an accident at her home, it has been disclosed.

It is understood she was injured when a television fell on her at home in Coedpoeth, Wrexham, on Christmas Eve.

North Wales Police were called at 1820 GMT, but doctors at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital were unable to save her and she died the next day.

Police said the family of the little girl, whose name has not been released, were "distraught".

A spokeswoman for North Wales Police said: "As a result of a very sad and tragic accident on Christmas Eve, reported to police at 6.20pm, a four-year-old girl from the Coedpoeth area of Wrexham passed away at Alder Hey Children's Hospital on Christmas Day.

"The family are understandably very distraught by this tragic accident and police are making a plea for the privacy of the family to be respected at this incredibly difficult time."

She added that the North East Wales coroner's office has taken over the investigation.

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