Nursery set to shut for good after tragedy

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A NURSERY in York where a girl died after becoming entangled in rope attached to play equipment is set to shut its doors for good.

York College’s day nursery has been closed down while investigations continue into the death of three-year-old Lydia Bishop, from York, in an accident in September.

But yesterday the college said it was proposing that the nursery did not reopen.

In a statement, the college said: “This proposal has been made in light of the complexity of the ongoing police investigation, and in consultation with the local authority, the college’s board of corporation and Ofsted.

“The college recognises this proposal will be disappointing for many parents, who were hoping that the nursery would reopen, as previously intended, on November 5.

“However, the circumstances are such that the college feels that it is right to remain closed.”

Lydia died after suffering serious injuries while playing in an outdoor area on September 17. It was her first day at the nursery.

A joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive has been launched, with police confirming that there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

joanne.ginley@ypn.co.uk