Little Exodus passed away yesterday after her freak accident involving a treadmill.

Spokesman Sgt Andy Hills confirmed: "Somehow Exodus was playing on this treadmill, and there’s a cord that hangs under the console - it’s kind of a loop. Either she slipped or put her head in the loop, but it acted like a noose and she was obviously unable to get herself off of it."

Her mother, who was "cleaning in another part of the house when the accident happened", performed CPR and the kiss of life before Exodus was taken to hospital, where she was placed on life support.

Last night, the Tyson family released the following statement: "The Tyson family would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks for all your prayers and support, and we ask that we be allowed our privacy at this difficult time."