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  • 17 June 2014, 16:21

Toddler Dies After 'Being Run Over By Dad'

A 15-month-old girl has died after being struck by a car apparently driven by her own father.

The toddler was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance on Saturday night but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police and paramedics were sent to an address in Leeds after reports that a black Toyota Avensis had struck a young child.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the driver of the car, understood to be the girl's father, has been spoken to by officers.

The spokesman said they were called to the incident in Cromwell Mount in the Belle Isle area of the city at 7.36pm on Saturday.

Sergeant Carl Quinn, of West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: "We are conducting a full investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding this child's death.

"Early indications are that this appears to have been a tragic accident.

"We are working closely with the child's family to support them at what will clearly be a very difficult time."

He added: "We would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident itself to contact us."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 01924 293047 or via 101.

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