Toddler in a ‘serious condition’ following an incident in Barking this morning

The East Anglian Air Ambulance also attended the scene. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The East Anglian Air Ambulance also attended the scene. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: contributed

A three-year-old child who had to be airlifted to hospital from Barking, near Needham Market, is said to be in a “serious condition”.

Paramedics, an air ambulance and police cars were reported near Barking Preschool this morning and police have now confirmed that a small child had to be taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in a helicopter. A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “A three-year-old girl has been involved in an incident in Barking, near Ipswich.

“Police received a report from the ambulance service at just before 10am and she was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where she remains at this time in a serious condition.

“Next of kin are aware and investigations into the incident are on-going but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.”

It is not known if the child was a pupil at the preschool.


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A spokesperson from East Anglia Air Ambulance said: “We were called to Barking this morning at 9.52am.”

An East of England Ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of a child involved in an incident in Barking, near Ipswich.

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“Two ambulances, two ambulance officers and the East Anglian Air Ambulance attended the scene to treat one patient. The patient was taken to hospital in a serious condition.”

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