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By Sophie Halle-Richards & Stephen Topping & Ethan Davies

An eight-month old baby died in hospital after suffering a 'medical episode' at a nursery in Stockport.

Police have confirmed they were called to a premises on Mellor Road, in Cheadle Hulme, just before 3.20pm on Monday (May 9). Ofsted has since confirmed the premises to be Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery.

Greater Manchester Police said the child was taken to hospital by paramedics, where she sadly died. Police are treating the death as 'unexplained' at this point.

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A spokesman for the force said: "Officers were called by colleagues from North West Ambulance Service to a report of a child suffering a medical episode at a premises on Mellor Road in Cheadle [Hulme] just before 3.20pm on Monday (May 9, 2022). An eight-month-old girl was taken to hospital where she sadly died.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and an investigation to establish the cause is on-going."

Franck Pelle, owner of Tiny Toes Children's Day Nursery, told the Manchester Evening News : "Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sorrow are with the parents and family at this devastating time. We are working closely with all involved to assist and due to the sensitivities and ongoing investigation we are unable to comment any further at this time."

Ofsted confirmed it had 'suspended this setting to allow time for other agencies to complete their enquiries' while the investigation takes place. A spokesperson for Stockport council added: "The council is aware of the sad news of the death of an eight-month-old girl at a premises on Mellor Road in Cheadle [Hulme].

"First and foremost, our thoughts go out to the family for their loss at this difficult time. We are not able to comment any further and await the outcome of the investigation."

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