Tributes paid to ‘always happy and smiling’ schoolgirl, 8, who died days before Christmas as police continue their investigation into the ‘unexplained’ death and the woman, 33, is released under investigation
- Emily Tredwell-Scott died of suspected strep A few days before Christmas
- A woman who was questioned on suspicion of child neglect has been released on bail
- Dyfed Powys Police say investigations into the Lampeter incident are ongoing
Tributes poured in for an ‘always happy and smiling’ eight-year-old girl after her death from suspected Strep A.
Emily Tredwell-Scott died days before Christmas as health chiefs probed links to an ‘invasive’ strain of Stage A.
The schoolgirl’s father desperately tried to perform CPR on Emily as an ambulance was called, according to The sun.
After Emily’s death, a woman was questioned on suspicion of child neglect, but has now been released on bail.
Tributes poured in as an eight-year-old girl who died of suspected strep A was named by police as Emily Tredwell-Scott
An array of flowers and heartfelt messages now surround the girl’s home in Lampeter, Cardiganshire.
Neighbor Paul Bradley, 48, told The Sun he ‘couldn’t believe it’ when told the ambulance outside was for Emily.
He said: ‘She was a sweet little girl, always happy and smiling. It’s just terrible, especially at this time of year.
“I am heartbroken she was so lovely knocking on the door to pet my dog Seren and calling for ice cream in the summer.”
A Dyfed Powys Police spokesman said: ‘We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden and unexplained death of an eight-year-old girl in Maes-y-Deri, Lampeter, on the evening of Thursday 22nd December.
“A 33-year-old woman was arrested on Friday December 23 on suspicion of child neglect and has since been released under investigation while investigations continue.”
An array of flowers and heartfelt messages surround their home in Lampeter, Cardiganshire
Neighbor Paul Bradley, 48, said she was a ‘lovely girl’ who was ‘always happy and smiling’
Woman questioned on suspicion of child neglect after he died, has now been released on bail
The force also said HM Coroner Ceredigion had been informed and “accepted jurisdiction over the case”.
A joint investigation between health chiefs and the Ceredigion Council is investigating whether the girl’s death is linked to Strep A.
Dr Graham Brown, communicable disease control consultant for Public Health Wales, said: “We offer our deepest condolences to family, friends and everyone affected. Public Health Wales cannot comment on individual cases.
“We are investigating links to invasive group A streptococcal disease (iGAS), a very rare complication of group A streptococcal infection.
“While we understand that parents are likely to be concerned, cases of iGAS remain rare in Wales and children have a very low risk of contracting the disease.”
A Ceredigion Council spokesman said: “Our thoughts are with the family and we support them in every way we can. Council cannot comment further due to the ongoing police investigation. ‘