Lift death
A five-year-old girl has died after her head became trapped in a liftGetty

A five-year-old girl in Dorset has died after her head became trapped in a lift. Police officers, paramedics and firefighters attended the scene in the seaside town of Weymouth on Thursday morning (13 August) but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The family has been informed and the coroner notified. An investigation has been launched into the death, a spokesman for Dorset Police said.

A spokesman for Dorset Fire and Rescue said the service received an emergency call at 11.52pm to reports a child was trapped in a lift. "Crews from Weymouth and Portland attended the scene, assisting the ambulance service and police. Once the lift was stabilised, the child was removed using small specialist cutting equipment."