Parents speak of their grief over death of six-year-old girl

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THE devastated parents of a six-year-old girl from Gosport who died at a campsite yesterday have paid tribute to their daughter.

Parents Lee and Tracey Harris, aged 30 and 40, have spoken for the first time of their grief over the death of their young daughter Isabelle.

In a statement released through Hampshire Constbulary, the couple said: ‘We are all absolutely devastated about what has happened.

‘No words are strong enough to describe how we feel at the moment.

‘Isabelle was our whole world; everything we ever did was for her.

‘She was a really special girl and this is a huge loss to everyone who knew her.’

A police investigation into young Isabelle’s death has finished.

A file will now be passed to the coroner.

Mr and Mrs Harris added: ‘We want to find out why this happened and we would like to leave the police to get on with this.

‘We would like to thank the owners of the camp site for their assistance and apologise to other campers on the site who were there to enjoy their bank holiday weekend.

‘We would like to give special thanks to the first responders and paramedics who treated Isabelle at the camp site.

‘Our thanks also go to Hampshire Constabulary. We thank them for the way they have treated us, being as open and honest as they can. We also appreciate their ongoing support and have no issues with their actions.’

Police were called to Bransgore in the New Forest in the early hours yesterday after the girl was found not breathing.

Paramedics arrived at the secluded spot shortly after midnight where they found the little girl fitting.

The youngster went into cardiac arrest and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where she later died.