Eight-month-old baby dies in hospital after ‘medical episode’ at nursery

An eight-month-old baby has died in hospital after suffering a ‘medical episode’ at a nursery in Stockport.

Police have confirmed that they were called to a premises on Mellor Road, in Cheadle, just before 3.20pm on Monday (9 May). Ofsted has since confirmed that the facility will be Tiny Toes Children’s Day Nursery.

Greater Manchester Police said paramedics took the girl to hospital, where she sadly died. Police are treating the death as “unexplained” at this time.

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A spokesman for the force said: “Colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service called officers to inform them of a child suffering from a medical episode at a premises on Mellor Road in Cheadle just before 3:20pm on Monday (9 May 2022) An eight-month-old girl was taken to the hospital where she sadly passed away.

“Currently, the death is being treated as unexplained and an investigation is underway to establish the cause.”

Franck Pelle, owner of Tiny Toes Children’s Day Nursery, told the Manchester Evening News : “Our sincerest condolences and deepest pain go out to the parents and family at this devastating time. We are working closely with everyone involved to help and due to sensitivities and the ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment further on this moment”.

Ofsted confirmed that it had “suspended this setting to allow time for other agencies to complete their investigations” while the investigation is carried out. A Stockport City Council spokesperson added: “Council is aware of the sad news of the death of an eight-month-old girl at a premises on Mellor Road in Cheadle.

“First of all, our thoughts are with the family for their loss at this difficult time. We cannot comment further and await the outcome of the investigation.”

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