Tributes paid to tragic Redding toddler

A Braes community is in mourning following the tragic death of a toddler last week.

By Fiona Dobie
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 12:30 pm
Police had been called to a property last Thursday after a two-year-old became ill.
Police had been called to a property last Thursday after a two-year-old became ill.

Police were called to an address in Ward Avenue, Redding last Thursday morning after a two-year-old girl became unwell.

She sadly died a short time later.

The news came as a shock to the local community.

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Tributes have been paid on social media to the tot, who has been named locally as Ella-Leigh.

One Facebook user wrote: “Rest in peace princess, you were perfect in every way.”

While another said: “RIP little girl. Sending love to the family at this hard time.”

A third tribute said: “RIP beautiful girl, fly high with the angels.”

Another added: “Sleep tight little princess”.

Following the incident, a spokesman for Police Scotland on Friday said: “Around 10.25am on Thursday, July 2, officers were called to an address in Ward Avenue, Redding, Falkirk, following a report of a two-year-old girl becoming unwell.

“The Scottish Ambulance Service attended and the child was pronounced dead a short time later.”

At that time the little girl’s death was being treated as ‘unexplained’ as officers awaited the results of a post mortem.

Police and forensic officers were seen in attendance at the property at the end of last week as they conducted enquiries into the little girl’s death.

However, police confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) that the toddler’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman said: “Enquiries are ongoing but the death is not being treated as suspicious.”