Tragedy as 13-year-old Brighton girl dies at home

A 13-year-old girl has died at her home in Brighton.
The pupil attended Varndean School in BrightonThe pupil attended Varndean School in Brighton
The pupil attended Varndean School in Brighton

Emergency services were called to Islingword Street, in Hanover, at 5.45pm on Monday, July 8.

The girl, who has been named as Minnie Rose Eastman and was a pupil at Varndean School in Brighton, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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There are no suspicious circumstances and the matter has been passed to the coroner for enquiries. A multi-agency group has been established, including representatives from children's social care, education and health authorities, to consider the incident.

Fellow students have today been told of her death by the school and offered specialist support following the tragic news.

If you are affected by any issues raised in this story, contact The Samaritans for confidential support on 116 123.