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Alexis Brown: First Picture Of Girl, 5, Who Died After Getting Head Stuck In Disability Lift

14/08/2015 09:16 BST | Updated 14/08/2015 09:59 BST

A five-year-old girl who died after her head became trapped in a disability lift in her family home has been named and pictured.

Dorset Police were called at 11.58am on Thursday after Alexis Brown became stuck at an address in Emmadale Close in Weymouth.

Emergency services attended the incident but Alexis was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Alexis Brown died after getting her head stuck in a lift

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police said the force was called to the property by Dorset Fire and Rescue Service.

"Police officers, paramedics and firefighters attended but sadly a five-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene," she said.

"Her family have been informed and the coroner notified.

"Emmadale Close has been closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident and for scenes of crime investigators to carry out an examination.

"An investigation, led by Bournemouth CID, has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the death."

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: "We were called to Emmadale Close in Weymouth at 11.48am this morning to reports of one female with a head injury.

"The fire service were in attendance and police were in attendance as well.

"The casualty was taken to Dorset County Hospital."