Baby Died After Falling Off Bed

An eight-month-old baby girl has died after she fell off a bed in a tragic accident.

Police launched an investigation after the girl was found lying on top of a plastic bag on the floor of her home following the fall.

But according to the Manchester Evening News, a post mortem examination has ruled out asphyxiation and the death in Gorton, Greater Manchester is being treated as a tragic accident.

Police and paramedics were called to a terrace house after frantic 999 calls reporting that the baby girl, who hasn't been named, wasn't breathing.

Paramedics discovered that she had gone into cardiac arrest when they arrived at the house and she was rushed to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Detectives launched an investigation but have confirmed that the death is not being treated as suspicious.

Details have been handed over to a coroner and the full circumstances surrounding the death are due to be examined at an inquest.

Emergency services were called to the house at around 1.50pm on July 6. There have been no arrests.

A police spokesman said: "Emergency services were called to an address on Acheson Street to reports a baby had stopped breathing. Paramedics and officers attended to find an eight month old baby girl who had gone into cardiac arrest. She was taken to hospital where she sadly died.

"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the file has been passed to the coroner."