A community is in shock after a two-year-old girl died and a woman in her mid-30s was left in a critical condition following a “tragic incident” in Bradford.

Police were called to the scene by paramedics after a woman and child were found outside the back of an address on Delamere Street, off Manchester Road, yesterday morning. The girl was taken to hospital with serious injuries but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The woman remained in a critical condition in hospital last night.

It is understood that a forensic post mortem was taking place late yesterday. Councillor Sher Khan (Lab, Little Horton) said the incident had shocked the close-knit community.

Coun Khan, who lived for most of his life in that part of Bradford before recently moving house, said: “The family had just recently moved into the area.”

He said neighbours who live on that street told him the little girl had plunged from the upstairs window of a terraced house and then the woman had fallen afterwards.

“It’s unbelievable. Apparently, the woman had recently moved from somewhere else – another city – to this area. My understanding is that nobody knew her that well.

“It happened at about 9.15am. Everyone is so shocked."

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Morgan said last night: "Police were called by paramedics to Delamere Street, Bradford, at 9.15am today, following reports that a woman and child had been found unconscious outside the back of an address.

"The child, a two-year-old girl, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

"The woman, who is believed to be 36, was also taken to hospital, where she is currently being treated for her injuries. She remains in a critical condition.

"Inquiries into this incident are at an early stage, but we are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.

" I would ask anyone with information to call the police on 101."Police inquiries into the incident are said to be at an early stage. Anyone with information should call 101."