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Appeal launched after toddler drowns in Tunisia
2:50pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
AN APPEAL has been launched after a two-year-old boy drowned in Tunisia.
Police are appealing to holidaymakers who may have witnessed the tragic death of Loui Aspinall, from Hindley, at the Houda Golf and Beach Resort Skanes on September 25.
Acting on behalf of coroner for Bolton and Wigan, who is to hold an inquest, Greater Manchester Police is appealing to any witnesses who were there at the time.
Coroners officer Paul Devine said: “Our thoughts are with his family at this heart-breaking time.
“While the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been offering support to the family, we have been asked by the coroner to appeal to anyone who may have seen this tragedy or its aftermath.
“This is not a criminal investigation and there are no suspicious circumstances. However, the family supports this request as this will help the coroner best decide the tragic circumstances that lead to the boy’s death.
“We know that there has been talk of what happened on social media and are trying to speak to anyone who claims to be a witness, but there could be several British tourists who do not know that this inquest will take place.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 5496, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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