A child, 2, has tragically died at a property in Gateshead.

Emergency services raced to the scene at 8.40am on Saturday after a toddler was reported to be unresponsive. 

Paramedics tried their best to save the youngster but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

Northumbria Police is looking into the circumstances.

A spokesperson said: ‘An investigation into the death is being carried out at this time.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted the London Ambulance Service for further comment.

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