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CALNE is yet again mourning the loss of another young life.

gwaac calneEmergency Services were called to Campion Close in Calne just after 12.00pm today following reports of an RTC involving a vehicle and child.

Two ambulances, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Great Western Air Ambulance supported by six police cars attended.

Sadly a three-year-old girl died at the scene.

Her family are being supported by specially-trained officers.

The road remains closed while enquiries are ongoing and is likely to remain closed late into the night.

The driver of the van remained at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries.

At this stage, nobody has been arrested.

Insp James Brain, from the Chippenham Area Community Policing Team, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the girl’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“I ask that their privacy is respected and we will also be working with the local community who would have no doubt been impacted by this.

“We understand that people will want to pay their respects and come together at this difficult time, but can we please ensure this is done safely and to keep in mind the current Government guidelines regarding Covid restrictions and maintain social distancing.

“Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is at a very early stage and we won’t be providing any further update at the moment.”

Calne Town Mayor, Robert Merrick said: "I send my love and condolences to the family of the young girl.

"She has been lost in such another tragic way. Again any support that is needed at this time, we will make sure is made available at such a sad time."

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