Child dies after incident at Luton David Lloyd health club

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A child died in hospital following an incident at the Luton club, police said

A girl has died after being injured at a David Lloyd health and leisure club.

Police were called to "a concern for welfare involving a child" at the club in Capability Green, in Luton, shortly before 20:00 BST on Thursday.

Emergency services attended and the girl was taken to hospital, but she died shortly afterwards, police said.

Bedfordshire Police is investigating the incident in conjunction with Luton Council's Health and Safety team and the Health and Safety Executive.

In a statement, a David Lloyd Leisure spokesperson said: "It is with deep regret that a young child was injured in an incident outside the clubroom of our Luton club on Thursday and later died in hospital.

"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family at this time.

"The club is closed, and we are working closely with the relevant authorities while they investigate."

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A sign on the barrier outside the club informs members the venue is closed

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