Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018
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A 7-year-old girl dies a few days after being rescued from the house fire after arresting a 16-year-old boy

A seven-year-old girl died days after being rescued from a house fire after the arrest of a teenager, suspected of arson.

The fire of the terraced house in Darlington was reported around 13:50 Saturday.

The emergency services fought to save the girl from the house and she was rushed to the hospital.

But she sadly passed away on Wednesday, Durham police said.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of arson, but has since been released under investigation, said a police spokesman.

Detective Inspector Traci McNally of Durham Police said: "A police investigation is under way.

"Our thoughts are with the girl's family and friends as a result of this tragic incident."

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Main reports of Mirror Online

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