Woman arrested for murder after girl, 2, dies

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a two-year-old girl who was found in a pond in Hampshire.

The child was reported missing from her home in Kingsley, near Bordon, shortly after 5pm on Sunday.

Following a search for the toddler, she was found in Kingsley Pond and taken to hospital in a serious condition.

In an update on Monday evening, Hampshire Police said the girl had died in hospital.

The woman is in custody for questioning, the force said.

A spokesperson said the girl’s family were being supported by specialist officers.

The spokesperson added: “A woman, aged in her 40s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“She is currently in police custody.”

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