BREAKING NEWS: Rainham toddler critical after burns horror

A toddler is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering severe burns in Rainham this morning.

The three-year-old girl was airlifted from Simpson Road to Broomfield Hosptial, in Essex - which has a specliaist burns unit - by the Helicopter Medical Service (HEMs).

A spokesman for Havering Police said: “London Ambulance Service were called by a resident at 10.25am. The girl was treated at the scene before being taken to Broomfield.”

A house in Simpson Road has been cordoned off, and forensics are currently photographing inside and outside. Uniform and plain clothes police officers are also carrying out investigations.

Police have also cordoned off an area of a park off Rainham Road, known by residents as the New Park, where the air ambulance landed.

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The toddler was transferred to the helicopter by land ambulance, which has been seized by police while they carry out initial investigations.

There have been no arrests.

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