Police have confirmed that a Two year old girl has led an off duty Police Community Support Officer to the dead body of her mother.
The tragic incident happened when the Support Officer was driving with his wife. The support officer spotted the little girl walking the streets on her own in Shobnall Road, Burton-upon-Trent.
The little girl then led the support officer to the house where her mother named by Police as Nicolla Rushton was found dead inside.
Police have confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey said: “The officer and his wife took the time to look after the little girl and stay with her until emergency services arrived.
“Sadly, nothing could be done to help the woman.”
“This is a brilliant piece of work by him that shows that we are never off-duty,”
“I must also praise the community who all came together and helped the police with their inquiries.
“My thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this difficult time.”