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Shotton Colliery: Maya Louise dies following ‘medical episode’ man arrested with intent to cause GBH

Shotton Colliery: A toddler left in critical condition following a medical episode at a house in County Durham has died.

Officers and emergency services descended on the address in Shotton Colliery on Wednesday night following a serious incident inside a property.

The North East Air Ambulance had air-lifted a two-year-old girl Maya Louise to hospital following what is being described as a medical episode.

Officers from Durham Police while assisting and supporting within the medical emergency discovered their vehicle had been damaged.

A spokesperson for Durham Police confirmed the investigation was continuing and they were following a number of lines of enquiry.

A Man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Det Ch Insp Christopher Barker from Durham Police said in a statement: “We can confirm a two-year-old girl has sadly died following the incident on Wednesday.

“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”

Her grieving dad James Chappell took to social media to tell friends and family of the tot’s death.

He wrote: “It breaks my heart to be writing this but sadly my beautiful brave little girl has gained her wings.

“She was too good for this world and as a reward, she’s going to play in the stars.

“I love you so much Maya Louise Chappell you are my life my earth and my idol.”After Maya’s tragic death, a JustGiving page was set up in her name to help pay for her funeral.

James shared the page on his Facebook, saying: “Please share, anything helps.

“I want my daughter to have a day that’s just as amazing as her image, and show people want an amazing little girl she truly was.”

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