A teenager has been arrested after the death of a seven-year-old girl in Yorkshire.

Police are questioning the 15-year-old girl after officers were called to an address in Woodthorpe, York and found the victim nearby with life-threatening injuries. An ambulance was called and the girl was taken to hospital but died a short time later, North Yorkshire Police said.

Officers are investigating at the cordoned-off scene. A force spokesman said: “A 15-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with the incident. She remains in police custody for questioning. Officers remain at the scene while the investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death of the girl continues.”