image captionAn investigation has been launched and police are working with the Health and Safety Executive
A six-year-old girl has died in hospital after she was struck by a falling tree at school.
Emergency crews were called to Gosforth Park First School in Newcastle, at about 13:15 BST on Friday.
Northumbria Police said she died earlier on Saturday and her family was being supported “at this incredibly difficult time”.
An investigation has been launched and police are working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Leanne Lamb, head teacher, said: “Our entire school community has been shocked and devastated by the tragic news that one of our pupils passed away during the night, as a result of injuries suffered from a falling tree in the school grounds.
“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the child’s family and friends as they come to terms with this tragic loss.
“As a school and community, we will take the time to mourn and are putting in place extra support for the staff and pupils, who are devastated by this incident.”