Gardaí found the young girl in a house in Shankill, Dublin, on Saturday, February 10.

A three-year-old girl has died after an alleged assault in Dublin.

Gardaí were called to a house in Shankill at around 4.15 pm on Saturday afternoon, February 10, and the child was taken to Crumlin Children’s Hospital with a Garda escort. She was placed in an induced coma and was believed to be in a stable but critical condition.

The three-year-old died from her injuries on Tuesday night after her life-support was terminated.

A 42-year-old woman was charged with section four assault at Bray District Court. The assault is reported to have taken place in the house on the same day. She will appear in court again on Thursday, February 15.

“At approximately 4.15pm, gardai attended the scene of an incident involving a child at a house in Shankill, Co Dublin,” said a Garda spokesperson said.

“Arising from the incident a three-year-old girl was taken by ambulance to Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin.”

The Irish Independent reports that the woman arrested is the young girl’s mother. She is said to have assaulted her daughter in the upstairs bedroom of the house before calling emergency services. The woman is also believed to have received medical attention.

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