Police in York confirm teenage girl arrested following the murder of a seven-year-old girl in York.
It is believed the young girl was found with life-threatening injuries on Alness Drive, in the Woodthorpe area of the city.
The girl was rushed to the hospital where she tragically died.
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North Yorkshire Police are questioning the teenager who remains in police custody.
A spokesman said officers found the seven-year-old after police were called at about 16:30 GMT.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the girl’s death continues, he added.
York City Police In a tweet, they said: “Difficult late shift for all York staff with the tragic death of a seven-year-old. Thoughts go out to family members.”
A force spokesman said: “Police were called shortly after 4.30pm on Monday, January 9 to an address in Alness Drive in York.
“Officers attended and, upon visiting a scene nearby, they found a seven-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries.
“An ambulance attended and the girl was taken to York District Hospital, where she sadly died a short time later.
“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.”