Two people have been found dead following an incident at a property on the Isle of Wight, one of them a six-year-old girl, the other a 44-year-old man. The bodies of two dogs were also discovered at the house. A section of the road has been cordoned off as investigations continue. Forensics teams are at the scene.
Police were called to a house in Cromwell Avenue, East Cowes at 10.10 BST (1 June) where they found the body of the man. The child was unconscious and was taken to St Mary's Hospital in nearby Newport where she died a short time later. There is no wider risk to the community and the family are being supported by specialist officers. The identities of the two have not yet been released. However according to the Island Echo the man is thought to be the child's father.
In a statement Hampshire Constabulary said: "Officers were called to an address in Cromwell Avenue at 10.10am today (Wednesday, June 1). On arrival officers found the body of a 44-year-old man. A six-year-old girl was found unconscious and was taken to St Mary's Hospital. She died a short time later. The bodies of two dogs were also found within the address.
"At this stage police are treating this as an isolated incident and we would like to reassure the community that there is no wider risk. We will have a police presence at the address overnight. We would like to thank residents for their patience as we deal with this incident. Formal identification procedures are ongoing and we will not be in a position to confirm the names of the deceased until these are complete."
The Mail Online interviewed one neighbour who said: "The family that live there are really nice people. It is such a shock and terrible news about the little girl."