Police appeal after tragic toddler death

A toddler has died following a collision at Hamble Lane, Bursledon shortly after 7pm yesterday and police are appealing for witnesses.

A three-year-old girl from Bursledon was crossing the road with family members when she was in collision with a blue Honda CBP 600 motorcycle.

The child was taken to Southampton General Hospital, where she died shortly after arrival.

The motorcyclist, a 38-year-old man from Eastleigh, was uninjured.

The road was closed at Portsmouth Road and Pound Lane while collision investigators examined the scene. It was reopened by 1am.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw either the child or the vehicle prior to it, to call Sgt Andy Lynch on 101, quoting operation Anderwood.

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