Police name steam fair tragedy victim

Five-year-old Tayla Saunders, of Honiton, died in hospital after accident at steam fair.

A five-year-old girl, who died in hospital after an accident at a steam fair, has this afternoon been named by police as Tayla Saunders, of Honiton

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them following the tragedy.

A statement, issued by a police spokesman, said: “At approximately 11.40am on Saturday, September 8, a five-year-old girl was struck by a slow moving vehicle in a field at the Lanlivery Steam Fair, near Lostwithiel, Cornwall.

“The child was treated by paramedics at the scene within a minute of the incident occurring as they were present at the show on a display stand within 100m of the location.

“The child was flown to Derriford Hospital where she later died.

“CPR was being undertaken at the point the air ambulance lifted from the scene.

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“Local police attended, later being joined by officers from the Bodmin Serious Collisions Investigation Unit, who will conduct a full investigation into the incident.”

The spokesman added: “The child was with her foster parents who live in Devon. Her details are not being released at this time until interested parties are aware.

“The Health and Safety Executive were informed but did not attend the scene.”

Police based at Bodmin are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101 quoting, log number 396 of 08/09/2012.