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Appeal following death of toddler in Tunisia
Tuesday 22nd October, 2013

Police are appealing to holidaymakers following the tragic death of a toddler at a resort in Tunisia.

A two-year-old boy from Wigan died as a result of drowning at the Houda Golf and Beach Resort Skanes, on Wednesday 25 September 2013.

Acting on behalf of HM Coroner for Bolton and Wigan, who is to hold an inquest, Greater Manchester Police is appealing to any witnesses who were there at the time.

Police Coroners Officer Paul Devine, said: "Our thoughts are with his family at this heart-breaking time.

"While the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been offering support to the family, we have been asked by the coroner to appeal to anyone who may have seen this tragedy or its aftermath.

"This is not a criminal investigation and there are no suspicious circumstances, however the family supports this request as this will help the coroner best decide the tragic circumstances that lead to the boy's death.

"We know that there has been talk of what happened on social media and are trying to speak to anyone who claims to be a witness, but there could be several British tourists who do not know that this inquest will take place."

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5496 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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