Three-year-old girl dies after choking at Asda supermarket

A three-year-old girl has died after choking at an Asda supermarket, police have confirmed.

Two ambulances were sent to Aintree Asda, Liverpool, after onlookers dialled 999 at around 8.48pm last night.

The child was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, but police have since confirmed she died a short time later. It is not yet known why the girl choked.

A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: ‘We can confirm that emergency services were in Aintree following an incident last night, Tuesday 10 August.

‘At around 9.50pm, the ambulance service attended reports of a three-year-old girl choking inside Asda on Ormskirk Road.

‘The child was taken to hospital but sadly pronounced dead a short time later. The family are being supported by officers at this sad time.

‘The incident is not currently being treated as suspicious and enquiries are ongoing.

‘A file is in the process of being prepared for the coroner.’

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