Residents in shock after news of child's death
NEIGHBOURS in the quiet residential street told The Herald of their shock as officers cordoned off a property.
Police descended on the sleepy cul-de-sac as residents watched from their windows in disbelief.
Some of those in the close-knit community spoke of their shock at the news of the death of a toddler in their neighbourhood.
Residents in the village said the youngster had recently begun attending a local pre-school.
One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: "We saw the police there and people in white coats so we knew something was really wrong.
"It's such a small area, everyone knows everyone and we're all just in shock.
"You wouldn't expect it at all here, it's a community within a community and it's so quiet."
Peter Watts, chairman of the Modbury Parish Council, told The Herald: "Everyone is in shock, we don't know what has gone on. It's a big shock something like this could happen in Modbury, it's such a small community."
And a Modbury churchgoer added last night: "We have been saying our prayers for the family, that's all we can do."