Three-year-old girl who died on her first day of nursery
Three-year-old girl who died on her first day of nursery

A three-year-old girl who died yesterday after becoming tangled in ropes on playground equipment was on her first day at her nursery, police have revealed.

Lydia Bishop was pronounced dead in hospital after suffering serious injuries in the play area at the York College Nursery, York, UK, The Daily Mail reports.

She is thought to have become stuck on the ropes that were part of another piece of equipment while using a 5ft metal slide at the college’s nursery.

Mother-of-two Claire Gibb, 36, whose two children have been attending the nursery since March, said: “It's an amazing place. I always felt at ease leaving my kids here.

“I've noticed that whenever there were kids playing on the slide there was
always somebody supervising it.

“I can't imagine what the little girl's parents are going through right now. My heart to their whole family.”

Currently it is still not known whether she fell from the slide onto the ropes.
Det Chief Insp Nigel Costello said a full investigation was now underway at the nursery to establish how the accident happened and if it could have been prevented.

The nursery is to remain shut until at least early next week.

Parents of other children who attend the nursery paid tribute as they arrived to lay flowers.

Another mother, Rebecca Thompson, 40, also laid flowers and a card, reading: “To a lovely little girl, rest with the angels.”

She said her three-year-old son had only been going to the nursery for a week and she believed it was the little girl's first day there when tragedy struck.

North Yorkshire Police said they did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances.

The scene was last night cordoned off while officers investigated the incident and Ofsted and the Health and Safety Executive were informed.

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