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British dad arrested in Kazakhstan 'for beating daughter to death in five-star hotel'
28 October 2019, 11:40
A British father has been arrested on suspicion of beating his daughter to death at a five-star hotel in Kazakhstan.
The man allegedly attacked the little girl - who is also British - in a room at the InterContinental Hotel in Almaty on Thursday in front of her mother.
Emergency services were called when the woman ran into the lobby, and hotel staff leapt into action in an attempt to save the girl's life.
Aliya Dauletova told Tengri News: "The hotel staff provided the necessary first aid.
"The ambulance rendered resuscitation to the child, restored pulse and pressure, and the child was hospitalised."
Sadly, despite best efforts by medics, she died in hospital.
The exact age of the child is not yet known, although media outlets are reporting she is between six and 18-months-old.
Her father, who has not been identified, has been charged with the "murder of a person known to be in a helpless state, as well as involving the abduction of a person or hostage taking."
A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office told LBC News: "We are in contact with the police in Kazakhstan following the death of a British child and the arrest of a British man in Almaty."