Father Ben Butler arrested after daughter Ellie's death rebailed until March

Ben and Ellie Butler

Ben and Ellie Butler

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A father arrested following the death of his six-year-old daughter has been rebailed until mid March.

Ben Butler was arrested after his daughter Ellie died from head injuries after being found collapsed at their home in Westover Close, on Sutton’s Shanklin Estate, in October last year.

Sutton Guardian:

A large forensic operation was launched on Ellie's estate

Ellie was taken to hospital but pronounced dead later that day.

A post-mortem examination concluded she had died from head injuries and an inquest has been opened into her death.

Detective Chief Inspector Charles King, of the Metropolitan Police, told South London Coroner's Court in November he believed her death was suspicious. 

Police continue their enquiries into the death of the Avenue Primary School pupil who was described as a lovely little girl who wanted to be an artist when she grew up.


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