Three teenagers have been arrested following the death of a 19-month-old girl near Preston in Lancashire.

Police were called to an address in the village of Lostock Hall, about three miles south of the city, by the ambulance service shortly after 9.30am on Thursday. The child was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but died a short time later.

Police are treating the death as suspicious and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out. A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: “Three people, a woman aged 18 and two men aged 18 and 19, from Lostock Hall have been arrested and are currently in custody.

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