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Tragic death of 13-year-old Brighton schoolgirl

News   •   Jul 10, 2019 10:02 BST

A 13-year-old girl has sadly died at her home in Brighton.

Emergency services were called to Islingword Street at 5.45pm on Monday (July 8). The girl, who has been named as Minnie Rose Eastman, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where she was pronounced deceased.

There are no suspicious circumstances and the matter has been passed to the coroner for enquiries. A multi-agency group has been established, including representatives from children's social care, education and health authorities, to consider the incident.

Minnie Rose was a pupil at Varndean School in Brighton. Fellow students were being advised of her death by the school on Wednesday morning (July 10) and offered specialist support following the tragic news.

Author: Andy Freeman

Ref: SXP54997/2019

NEWSDESK NOTE: While it is for an inquest to judge the circumstances of Minnie Rose's death, there will be speculation and we draw your attention to the Samaritans' media guidelines at https://www.samaritans.org/about-samaritans/media-guidelines/