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Playground Death: Arrests Over Girl Tragedy
Two nursery school workers have been arrested over the death of a three-year-old girl in a playground.
Lydia Bishop died after becoming tangled in playground equipment on her first day at York College Day Nursery last month.
North Yorkshire Police said at the time that her death was not being treated as suspicious, but have since arrested and bailed two people.
"The staff members were interviewed as part of the ongoing enquiries into the circumstances surrounding Lydia's death," they said in a brief statement.
"The investigation is still in its early stages and it is not possible to comment further at this time."
An inquest into Lydia's death on September 17 has been opened and adjourned after hearing that a rope on an outdoor slide became caught round her neck and that a nursery worker found her "unresponsive".
The nursery is closed and, according to a statement on the college website, is not expected to re-open for at least another four weeks.
"Everyone at York College remains shocked and profoundly saddened by the tragic death of Lydia Bishop, and Lydia's family are constantly in our thoughts," the statement says.
"The College is still working closely with the authorities, including North Yorkshire Police, Ofsted and the Health and Safety Executive."
Shortly after Lydia's death, York College principal Alison Birkinshaw said: "We are doing all we can to assist the authorities with their inquiries and we will also do our utmost to support everybody involved as best as we can."
An Ofsted inspection carried out at the nursery in September 2009 said the overall quality of provision at York College was good and described the outdoor facilities as "superb".