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Woman arrested by police investigating murder of two-year-old girl in Dungannon

She has been detained on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, causing or permitting the death of a child and child cruelty

Park Avenue Dungannon

Detectives investigating the death of the two-year-old girl in Dungannon on Friday have arrested a 24-year-old woman.

She has been detained on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, causing or permitting the death of a child and child cruelty.

Earlier a court extension was granted for an additional 36 hours to question the 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder.

He has been in police custody following the incident in the Park Avenue area of Dungannon on Friday afternoon.

A PSNI spokesperson said the toddler was taken to hospital by ambulance but had died a short time later.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

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