Welsh ambulance took twice the target time to reach choking youngster in Morfa Nefyn

An inquiry is under way in Wales into the death of a six-year-old girl who choked to death after an ambulance took twice as long as it should have to reach her.

Jasmine Lapsley died after a 999 call was made to the Welsh ambulance service, while she was on holiday in the small village of Morfa Nefyn, located on the northern coast of the Llyn Peninsula.

NHS bosses have apologised after the ambulance took 16 minutes instead of the target time of eight minutes.

The incident has also sparked calls for a review of response time targets by the Welsh Assembly.

The parents of Jasmine have spoken of their distress at not being told about the inquiry.

Local councillor Liz Saville Roberts told the Mirror: "I have spoken to Jasmine's family. Mr and Mrs Lapsley wish to praise the emergency officers and local people who gave every assistance.

"Nonetheless, they are disappointed that the ambulance services have made no contact since the event, and did not inform them that this inquiry was ongoing."

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service, said: "Our thoughts and condolences remain with the family of the little girl at this sad and difficult time.

"The trust has reported this tragic incident to Welsh Government as a Serious Adverse Incident (SAI). SAI reports require a comprehensive and detailed investigation, and the trust endeavours to complete the investigation by mid to late-November."