Two people arrested on suspicion of murdering Preston toddler Lia Green have been released on bail.
A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, believed to be the three-year-old’s parents, arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder will answer bail in Preston on Tuesday, October 16, police confirmed on Monday.
A Lancashire Police spokesman confirmed officers were still treating the case as a murder investigation.
A post-mortem confirmed the youngster, of Norris Street, Plungington, had died of “significant internal injuries caused by violence”.
She was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital on Thursday after falling ill at home, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Lia’s grandfather, Steve Rimmer, 47, of Ribbleton, paid tribute to the youngster saying she was “so full of life.”
He said he had been left feeling “numb” by the tragedy, adding no one can understand how she could have fallen so unwell when she was running around a park near her home the day before she died.
Mr Rimmer said his granddaughter had been sick on Wednesday evening, before paramedics were called to her home and rushed her to Royal Preston Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
He added: “Nothing is adding up at the moment.
“Why would Lia be running around in the park if she was feeling so ill? There are so many things which just go not make sense.
“I only saw her two weeks ago.”
For more on the story, see Monday’s Lancashire Evening Post.