Gosport pair released after campsite death of girl not suspicious

Police at the Holmsley camp site in the New Forest today, where a man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a six-year-old girl''PICTURE: Robin Jones/ Digital South
Police at the Holmsley camp site in the New Forest today, where a man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a six-year-old girl''PICTURE: Robin Jones/ Digital South
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A man and a woman arrested early on Good Friday following the death of a six-year-old girl at a campsite in the New Forest have been released and police say no further action will be taken.

The results of a post mortem examination conducted at Southampton General Hospital indicated that there were no suspicious circumstances, say police.

‘The arrests made this morning were necessary as a result of a report from experienced medical professionals,’ said a police spokeswoman. ‘The girl’s death is no longer being treated as suspicious but a tragic incident. An investigation into the cause of the girl’s death is ongoing.’

Police officers from Hampshire Constabulary were called to the Holmsley campsite at Bransgore, in the New Forest, at 12.50am on Good Friday. Paramedics had already been called to the scene and were treating the girl when police officers arrived.

Police officers were due to remain on the campsite and in the vicinity for the next 24 hours to reassure visitors to the site and the local community. The spokeswoman added: ‘We would like to thank the campsite and its residents for their co-operation and assistance with our enquiries.’

The campsite was due to reopen on Sunday for new arrivals, to confirm a booking call the contact centre on 0845 1308224.

The youngster was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance and pronounced dead a short time later. A 30-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, both from Gosport, were been arrested on suspicion of murder and remained in police custody for most of Friday.

Paramedics were called to the site just after midnight where they found the young girl fitting and not breathing. A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said the child went into cardiac arrest and was given adrenaline.