A five-year-old girl has died days after ingesting the drug methadone.
Police fear the young girl had either taken, or was given, the drug before being rushed to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Paramedics were called to a home in Quakers Hill at 2pm last Tuesday with reports a child at the home was unwell, reports 7 news.
The girl was then rushed from the Quakers Hill Road scene to hospital where she remained in a critical condition.
It remains unclear how the young child accessed the drug, with local detectives and the child abuse squad investigating.
UPDATE 24 January 2017
The girl remained in a critical condition but was pronounced dead on Sunday.
Child abuse detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the girl’s death.
The Daily Telegraph reports the girl was being looked after by her grandfather while her mother and father were at work.
Police say the parents are extremely distressed and are helping detectives with their investigations.
Our thoughts are with the family and all involved.
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