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  • 13 March 2014, 21:36

Hatfield Father Held Over Daughter's Death

A father has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of his four-year-old daughter in Hertfordshire.

Police were called to the home of the child - named locally as Alexa - in Queen Bee Court, Hatfield, at 9.36am on Wednesday.

She was taken to Lister hospital in Stevenage where she later died.

Father Carl Wheatley moved into the two-bedroom house in November last year and Alexa joined her after Christmas after he reportedly won a custody battle with her mother.

Detectives from Hertfordshire Police confirmed they are questioning a 30-year-old man from Hatfield over the death.

It is not known how the girl died.

A post-mortem examination to find the cause of death will take place on Monday.

It is believed no-one else was in the house when the girl was found.

A neighbour said: "She was a pretty little girl. It is a tragedy."