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Investigation launched after girl's playground death at Trafalgar Junior School, Twickenham
An investigation has been launched after the death of an eight-year-old girl in a playground accident last week.
It is believed the girl died after she was accidentally knocked over in the playground by another child.
The incident at Trafalgar Junior School, in Elmsleigh Road, is not being treated as suspicious.
A governor at a neighbouring school said health and safety procedures were looked into at all schools linked to Trafalgar Junior School following the incident on February 14.
The school is linked with five others in the borough, which are under the umbrella of asset and fund management company Semperian PPP Investment Partners.
The governor said: “As far as we can tell at the moment it looks like everything has been done by the book. There is nothing to suggest that anyone was a fault.”
Twickenham officers and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating and a postmortem examination will take place at St Thomas’s Hospital on Wednesday, February 20.
A police spokesman said: “I can confirm that police are investigating the death of a child following an incident at a school in Twickenham at approximately 1.15pm on Thursday, February 14.
“Next of kin are aware and we await formal identification to take place.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said staff were at the school four minutes after receiving a call.
The spokesman said: “We were called at 1.25pm on February 14, to reports of a patient taken unwell at Trafalgar Junior School, Twickenham.
“We sent one ambulance and a single responder in a car to the scene.
“Our staff treated one patient. A girl believed to be eight years old who was taken as a priority to West Middlesex Hospital.”