Woman bailed after daughter, 3, dies in pool

A WOMAN has been bailed while an investigation into the death of her three-year-old daughter in a hotel swimming pool continues.
Picture: Police ScotlandPicture: Police Scotland
Picture: Police Scotland

Sarah Bell, who also uses her maiden name McKinnon, from Galashiels in the Scottish Borders, was arr­ested on suspicion of murder and child neglect following the death of her daughter Jane in hospital on Thursday night.

Bell, 40, a supermarket worker, has returned home to Scotland with her husband and other daughter following the incident at the Dalmeny Hotel in St Anne’s Lancashire on Thursday.

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Lancashire Police granted Bell bail after initial questioning. It has been rep­orted that the girl was hauled from the bottom of the indoor pool at the hotel where the family was on a week-long holiday.

Bell has been bailed until 15 November.

Police and health and safety investigators are exam­ining events leading up to the tragedy.